Watch: Released on bail, Amanatullah gets rapturous welcome
Released on bail, Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan gets rapturous welcome with his supporters and fans reaching Tihar to receive him. As he stepped outside the jail, sloganeering started in his support and he was hugged and lifted, said Khan’s close aide Firoz who was at the jail.
Khan was arrested on Thursday at Kanchan Kunj where he had gone to lodge protest against the SDMC’s anti-encroachment drive.
A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to Khan in a case of alleged rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty.
Delhi Police had on Thursday arrested Khan for alleged rioting and obstructing public servants from discharging their duty, hours after he took part in a protest against an anti-encroachment drive carried out by a BJP-ruled municipal corporation in southeast Delhi.
“Truth and Justice prevailed over the BJP’s bigotry today as a Delhi Court granted bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan,” the Arvind Kejriwal-led party said in a statement.
The party alleged that Delhi Police had “maliciously” arrested Khan at the behest of the BJP on Thursday. Khan was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two sureties of the like amount after hearing the submission of counsel for the accused and Delhi Police.