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Uma will be allowed to surrender: Dharam Singh
August 24, 2004 15:18 IST
The Karnataka police will not arrest Uma Bharti if her surrender before a Hubli court on Wednesday is "trouble free," Chief Minister Dharam Singh said in Bangalore on Wednesday.
"Depending on the situation...if the surrender is trouble-free, then the police will not arrest her," he said.
Director General of Police S N Borkar had said earlier in the day that Bharti will be arrested the moment she enters Karnataka.
A Hubli court has issued a non-bailable warrant against Bharti in a 10-year-old rioting case.
On August 14-16, 1994, way before the Bharatiya Janata Party came to hold the reins of power at the Centre, Bharti led an agitation and hoisted the Tricolour at the Idgah Maidan in Hubli, Karnataka.
Since the ground was disputed, and the BJP activists had defied an order banning assembly at the spot, a criminal case was filed against Bharti and 21 others.
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