Advance bail granted to TN BJP woman leader, 6 others

The Madras High Court today granted anticipatory bail to a woman BJP leader of Tamil Nadu and six other party activists in a criminal case involving an alleged clash between cadres of ruling AIADMK and the saffron party.    

Published: 08th August 2016 11:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2016 11:13 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court today granted anticipatory bail to a woman BJP leader of Tamil Nadu and six other party activists in a criminal case involving an alleged clash between cadres of ruling AIADMK and the saffron party.    

State BJP Secretary Vanathi Sreenivasan, who had also contested as a Coimbatore (South) candidate in the recent assembly elections, was granted bail.     

Justice S Vaidyanathan before whom the petition came up today, granted conditional bail to all the seven persons.        

He directed the male party workers to appear before police for a week and women cadres, as and when required by police.   Coimbatore police had registered an FIR under various IPC sections against Vanathi and six other BJP activists on a complaint by an AIADMK councillor over an alleged clash involving BJP workers on June 15.         

Vanathi, in her petition alleged that a mob of 30 people belonging to ruling AIADMK had not allowed her to take her car and a wordy duel ensued between cadres of both parties.  

The incident had occurred when she had gone for a condolence prayer meeting, she said.     

She alleged that the councillor and other persons blocked her car, used unparliamentarily words against her and attempted to attack her. A wordy duel ensued between party workers belonging to both BJP and AIADMK and cadres from both sides were injured, she submitted in her plea.      

The councillor lodged a false complaint against them and police registered a case against only BJP workers, she said.   

As police had also filed a charge sheet, she and other party activists apprehended arrest and so moved the high court, seeking anticipatory bail.

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