India Elections : Varun Gandhi sent to judicial custody till Monday

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi was arrested in Pilibhit court and sent to 2 days judicial custody. Before this the leader moved a surrender plea in Pilibhit’’s local court today.The Chief Judicial Magistrate sent Gandhi to judicial custody until the next hearing Monday.

“I have come here to motivate my people. I will do everything to uphold the law. If others are emboldened to follow their principles by my going to jail today then I’m ready. But I have full faith in law and the Indian judiciary system and I believe in my principles. I have been framed but justice will prevail,” Varun said.

The estranged Nehru-Gandhi scion, who is making an electoral debut from Pilibhit, came in the limelight after his alleged anti-communal speeches in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit constituency, a seat represented by his mother Maneka Gandhi so far.

Following this, an FIR was lodged against Varun in Pilibhit on the direction of election authorities after CDs containing his anti-Muslim speeches surfaced. Varun’s anticipatory bail granted by the Delhi High Court also expired yesterday.

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