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Swamy can't be arrested till January 30: HC

The Janata Party president is facing a criminal case for writing an anti-Muslim article.

Published: 13th January 2012 09:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday even as it asked him to refrain from penning such pieces.

"Seek undertaking from your client that he will not write any such article (which can spread enmity between communities) in future," Justice M.L. Mehta told senior counsel K.T.S Tulsi appearing for Swamy. Tulsi assured the court that Swamy would not do so in future.

The court also issued notice to Delhi Police and directed it not to take any action against Swamy till the next date of hearing. Swamy moved the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by Delhi Police against him Oct 3, 2011.

Swamy is facing a criminal case for writing an anti-Muslim article in DNA newspaper in which he suggested that voting rights of Indian Muslims be revoked. The Harvard-educated economics scholar, in the article 'How to wipe out Islamic terror', published July 17, 2011 had suggested Indian Hindus collectively respond to terror acts.



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