Bhagalpur violence: Arijit Shashwat granted bail

ANI | Updated: Apr 09, 2018 15:29 IST

Bhagalpur, (Bihar) [India] Apr 9 (ANI): A Bhagalpur court on Monday granted bail to Arijit Shashwat, son of Union minister Ashwini Choubey, in connection with the communal violence in the district.

Earlier on March 17, a procession organised by Bharatiya Navvarsh Jagran Samiti on the eve of Hindu New Year, triggered a communal clash in Nathnagar area of Bhagalpur. The procession that comprised of workers from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), RSS and Bajrang Dal was led by Shashwat.

The procession passed through a 15-km route, faced heavy stone pelting when they crossed Medni Chowk a Muslim dominated area.

On March 31, Shashwat's bail was quashed by a Bhagalpur court which he happened to have filed on March 27 in connection with this case.(ANI)