Supreme Court grants parole to Varun for two weeks

The Supreme Court has granted two-week parole to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi. The apex court has asked Varun to give a new undertaking to the Superintendent of Police at Etah.

A bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan ordered the parole until 1 May on condition that the BJP leader submits an affidavit stating he would not do anything to create communal tension.

Varun, the BJP candidate in Pilibhit, will be released from Etah jail on Thursday evening.

The Uttar Pradesh government arrested and later booked him under the National Security Act (NSA) in March for inciting violence.

Varun’s lawsuit challenging invocation of NSA against him would come up for hearing on May 1.

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