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Bajrang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar's bail plea adjourned
Vicky Nanjappa | September 20, 2008 10:07 IST
Last Updated: September 20, 2008 19:30 IST
The Mangalore court hearing the bail plea of Karnataka Bajrang Dal leader Mahendra Kumar will pass orders on Monday. The magistrate who heard arguments advanced by both sides adjourned the matter to Monday.
The Bajrang Dal chief was picked up by the police under provisions of Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code. The section deals with promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.
Kumar's arrest was politically-motivated, Bajrang Dal chief Vijay Shetty said, questioning as to why the Union government had not reacted when Bangalore was attacked by terrorists or even when the temples at Hampi were damaged by miscreants.
Shetty said the Bajrang Dal had not decided on whether or not to stage a protest against the arrest. We are in constant touch with state leaders and will decide on the future course of action after we meet later during the day, he added.
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