Ranchi, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

The Jharkhand High Court today granted anticipatory bail to Bihar BJP leader and former minister Giriraj Singh, who was facing charges for his alleged hate speeches.

The court of justice P P Bhat granted the bail to Mr Singh.

Three FIRs were lodged against him at Deogarh, Bokaro and Patna for his hate speeches.

Mr Singh had on Tuesday surrendered in a district court in Patna and was later granted bail in a case of alleged hate speech lodged in Patna Airport Police Station.

Singh had surrendered in the court of Judicial Magistrate Javed Alam who granted him bail after accepting his bail bond.

Giriraj Singh, a former minister in the Nitish Kumar government, had stoked controversy during an election meeting in Jharkhand's Deoghar district on April 19, saying that those who opposed Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan. Earlier, The Jharkhand High Court had on May 2 quashed the non-bailable warrant issued against Mr Singh by Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court of Bokaro in connection with allegedly making a hate speech during an election rally.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)