Published On : Sat, Jul 30th, 2016

AAP MLA Naresh Yadav granted bail in sacrilege case

AAP MLA Naresh Yadav
New Delhi/Nagpur:
Aam Aadmi Party MLA Naresh Yadav was today granted bail by a local court here in connection with the alleged sacrilege incident in Malerkotla on June 24.

“Naresh Yadav has been granted bail by the court of Additional District & Sessions Judge A S Virk here in Sangrur,” AAP leader and Head of party’s legal cell Himmat Singh Shergill said today.

On July 25, the Mehruali MLA was remanded in police custody for two days by Malerkotla court. On July 27, the AAP MLA was sent to the judicial custody till August 1 by the court.

Accusing the Parkash Singh Badal-led state government of wrongly framing Yadav, Shergill, who is Yadav’s counsel, alleged, “There is no evidence with the police to link Yadav with the Malerkotla sacrilege case. Police have failed to find anything objectionable against Yadav. Police had done this at the behest of Badal government.”

Punjab Police on July 24 had arrested Yadav from Delhi in connection with the alleged sacrilege incident in Malerkotla after one of the accused arrested in connection with the case claimed he had acted at the behest of the AAP MLA.