Shashwat, whose bail plea had been rejected earlier in the day by a Bhagalpur Court, stated that he would approach higher authorities.
"The FIR filed against me is totally fake. I am going to surrender before the police (in Bhagalpur violence case), but it is not under any kind of pressure. I was told that my anticipatory bail was rejected. Therefore, in respect of the court, I am surrendering. However, we will approach higher courts. My innocence will be proved," Shashwat told ANI.
On Tuesday, Shashwat had filed an anticipatory bail petition, two days after a Bhagalpur court issued an arrest warrant against him in connection with the clashes in Nathnagar on March 17.
The violence broke out during a procession led by Shashwat in Nathnagar that the Bharatiya Navvarsh Jagran Samiti organised to mark the Hindu New Year.