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Dharma Sansad case: Jitendra Narayan Tyagi gets interim bail for three months

Wasim Rizvi. File

Wasim Rizvi. File | Photo Credit: V.V. Krishnan

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three months of interim bail to Jitendra Narayan Tyagi on medical grounds in connection with the Haridwar dharma sansad case involving alleged inflammatory speeches made against Muslims.

A Bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Vikram Nath directed Tyagi, formerly known as Wasim Rizvi, to give an undertaking that he would not indulge in hate speech and not give any statement on electronic or digital, or social media.

“After hearing the learned counsel for the parties and taking into consideration the medical condition of the petitioner, we consider it appropriate to grant him interim bail on furnishing an undertaking that he will not address the electronic media or social media and will not indulge in such activities anymore... On furnishing undertaking and the terms and conditions to the satisfaction of the Trial Court, the petitioner shall be released on interim bail for the period of three months,” the Bench ordered.

In case of violation of any condition on which interim bail has been granted, the respondents are at liberty to file an application for cancellation of the interim bail, the court added.

The court will now hear the matter on August 29. Tyagi had approached the top court after the Uttarakhand High Court dismissed his bail plea in March this year.

The case against him and others had been lodged on the complaint of Nadeem Ali, a resident of Jwalapur Haridwar at Haridwar Kotwali on January 2, 2022.


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