Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, who was arrested for making derogatory comments against BSP president Mayawati, was Saturday granted bail by a local court in Mau.
Additional District Judge of SC/ST Court Ajay Kumar granted bail to Singh on two surety bonds of Rs 50,000 each, government counsel Chedi Lal Gupta said. Singh will be released on verification of sureties, Gupta added.
The BSP termed the court order as “not in keeping with law” and said it will be challenged in Allahabad High Court. “The court in Mau granted bail to Dayashankar Singh in the matter of his derogatory remark against a BSP national president and former chief minister. As the order is not lawful, it will be challenged in the High Court,” party national general secretary Satish Chandra Misra said.
An FIR against Singh was registered on July 20 under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and other provisions after his remarks against Mayawati went viral. He was on the run for nine days before being arrested by UP Special Task Force with the help of Bihar Police from Buxar on July 29. he is currently lodged in Mau jail.
The complaint, lodged by BSP national secretary Mewalal Gautam, alleged that Singh’s remarks had hurt the feelings of BSP workers and the Dalit community across the country and were aimed at provoking them.
(With PTI inputs)