Dayashanker Singh, a former BJP leader who was recently arrested for his controversial remarks against BSP chief Mayawati, has been granted bail by a UP court on Saturday.
District court of Mau granted bail to Singh on two bonds of Rs 50,000 each. The case was being heard by the court of ADJ-iV(Additional District Judge) Dr Ajay Kumar.
Though the news spread happiness in the BJP camp, the BSP said that it would approach the high court to challenge Singh’s bail.
Singh was arrested a few days back by the UP Special Task Force and Bihar police from Buxar, a town situated on the border of the two states, when he was planning to move to Balia. He was then sent to judicial custody for 14 days.
The arrest was based on a complaint filed by a BSP leader at Hazratgunj police station in Lucknow over Singh's derogatory remarks against Mayawati. Though the FIR was filed on July 20, Singh was on the run until he was finally nabbed from Buxar on July 29.
Following his arrest, his lawyers had filed an interim bail plea on August 1 at the Mau court. The court had turned down his first bail plea. A second bail application was filed at the court of ADJ-iV which was to be heard on August 4. However, the court did not take the case on August 4 and set it for hearing on August 6.
Singh’s remarks had sparked off a nation-wide outrage forcing the saffron party to expel him.