AAP’s MLA Naresh yadav finally got bail
A #Sangrur court has granted relief to Aam Aadmi Party MLA #Naresh Yadav, approving his bail plea in a case regarding the alleged desecration of a Quran, reported India Today on Saturday.
Yadav was arrested by the Punjab police on 24 July on charges of planning and instigating the desecration of the holy book in Malerkota. The #AAP leader was arrested from his Delhi office in Mehrauli in full public view after the key accused in the case, Vijay Singh, said he was paid Rs 1 crore by Yadav to burn the Quran in Malerkota, a muslim majority town about 100 km from #Chandigarh.
The police had questioned Yadav for over eight hours on 9 July in connection with the case.
The whole controversy played out after copies of the Quran, the holy text of Islam, were found in Malerkota on 24 June. According to a report by Hindustan Times, after the evening prayers on the third Friday of Ramzan, some people claimed over 100 torn pages of two new copies of Quran were found in a drain in front of a cemetery on Khanna Road.
On 25 July, one day after his arrest, Yadav was presented in the Malerkotla court. He was later sent to judicial custody and his bail plea was denied by a Punjab court on 28 July.
Expectedly, the Mehrauli MLA has denied all charges and called it a conspiracy by the SAD-BJP alliance.