1 May :The Supreme Court on Friday extended the parole of BJP leader Varun Gandhi, booked under the National Security Act for his alleged hate speeches, till 14th May.
The order was passed by a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan before which the Uttar Pradesh government accused Varun of violating the undertaking furnished by him for securing the interim bail. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for state government alleged that Varun did not furnish his whereabouts to Pilibhit district magistrate on two occasions that is on
April 16th to 20th and April 23rd to 25th.He alleged that during this period, the BJP leader was in Uttar Pradesh, but did not inform the authorities in Pilibhit.However, Varun’s counsel and senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi denied the allegations and said he would respond to them.Salve said that Varun had made a representation before the Central Government against invocation of the National Security Act which was rejected.
Rohtagi alleged that both the Central and State Governments have one agenda to keep Varun in jail.29-year-old Varun was granted parole on 16th April for two weeks.