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Yogendra Yadav released after furnishing bail bond

LiveMint logoLiveMint 22-05-2014 PTI

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav was on Thursday granted bail by a Delhi court, a day after he was arrested for violating prohibitory orders imposed around Tihar Jail.

He, along with other AAP activists, was protesting against the arrest of party leader Arvind Kejriwal, who was sent to judicial custody in Tihar Jail.

Metropolitan magistrate Ekta Gauba granted Yadav bail after he furnished a personal bond of `5,000.

Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody after he refused to furnish the bail bond in the court which had granted him bail in a defamation case filed against him by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Yadav, said the AAP leader should be granted bail on an undertaking that he would appear before the court whenever summoned and that he will not furnish any bail bond.

During the proceeding, the Delhi Police told the court that they were ready to release Yadav last night itself, as the offence was bailable, but he expressed his inability to furnish the surety.

Later, Yadav agreed to give a personal bond, police said.

On Wednesday, 59 protesters, including Yadav, Manish Sisodia and Rakhi Birla, were held by the police for violating prohibitory orders. Birla was released after midnight, while Sisodia was released on furnishing the bail bond.

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