Varun Gandhi charged for inciting community tensions
Monday, March 30, 2009
The charge may be the first time the NSA has been used to press a charge for hate speech.
"An order issued by Pilibhit district magistrate Ajay Chauhan invoking NSA on the BJP nominee this evening has been served to Gandhi, who is currently lodged in the district jail," Vijay Shanker Pandey, Additional Cabinet Secretary in Uttar Pradesh, told reporters.
Gandhi surrendered to the district court on Saturday, but his hopes of early bail were dashed by the NSA charge. In addition to charges related to his speeches on March 7th and 8th, he is also charged for his provocative speech outside the court before his surrender and for inciting his supporters to attack the police.
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