AAP legislator Surinder Singh gets bail  

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A court here on Saturday granted bail to AAP legislator Surinder Singh and his two associates, accused of assaulting an on-duty NDMC employee.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gomti Manocha granted bail to the three people, asking them to furnish a personal bond of Rs.30,000 each and sureties of a like amount.

The Aam Aadmi Party leader was arrested by Delhi Police on Friday night in connection with a case related to the beating up of an on-duty New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) employee who was clearing footpaths illegally occupied by hawkers.

The legislator from Delhi Cantonment constituency was booked under relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on August 5, a few hours after attacking the NDMC employee.

Surinder Singh was also charged with obstructing a government official from performing his duty and threatening his life under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.

The incident took place when the legislator intervened in a routine checking drive by the NDMC in Tughlaq Road area of New Delhi.

Police said fourth-grade NDMC employee Mukesh was beaten up by the legislator when Mukesh along with an official team was trying to clear the footpath occupied by hawkers.

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