AAP legislator held for rioting gets bail

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Mahinder Yadav who was arrested for rioting during a protest here on Friday.

Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh granted bail to Yadav on a personal bond of Rs. 20,000 and a surety of the like amount. The court on Friday sent him to police custody for a day.

Yadav, who represents Vikaspuri constituency in the Delhi assembly, was arrested along with four AAP workers for rioting while protesting against the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in Nihal Vihar area of the city.

The protesters had demanded the immediate arrest of the 38-year-old accused alleging that the police was not pursuing the case promptly, though Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Dependra Pathak had claimed the alleged culprit was arrested much before the protest.

Police said there were about 100-150 AAP supporters in the protest and they tried to disrupt traffic movement. “We have arrested Yadav and four AAP workers. They went on to protest despite the rape accused having been arrested.”

“They pelted stones at the police, in which at least two officials were injured. They have been booked for rioting and causing hurt to public servant,” said a police official on Friday.

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