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Women granted bail; Gujjars agree to talk
June 12, 2008 14:12 IST
Last Updated: June 12, 2008 14:49 IST
After two days of deadlock, the Gujjar leadership on Thursday agreed to resume talks with the Rajasthan government following grant of bail by a court to 25 arrested women, whose release was made a precondition by the community for the dialogue to begin in Jaipur.
A 21-member Gujjar team will leave for Jaipur, a top official said.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Bhuvan Goel ordered the bail of the 25 women, who were taken into custody for damaging rail tracks in Bandikui in this district last week.
The judge asked them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000 each and a surety of like amount for their release from prison, Station House Officer of the police station Girdhari Lal Sharma said.
Their bail pleas were rejected on Wednesday by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Bandikui Rita Tejwani.
Bainsla, who had agreed on Tuesday to send a Gujjar delegation to the state capital to resume talks with the government, had retracted his decision on Wednesday on the issue of women, who were arrested under various sections of the IPC and the Railway Act.