Mysuru MP gets bail

Mysore-Kodagu MP, Pratap Simha, was on Thursday granted bail by a local court in a case pertaining to a provocative speech he had made while campaigning for Lok Sabha elections in March this year. 

The 5th JMFC Court judge, Ashwini Atthibali, granted Simha bail on a bond of Rs 15,000. Simha appeared before the court which had issued him summons after the Devaraja police filed a charge sheet a fortnight ago. 

Addressing BJP workers on the premises of Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple at the Mysuru Palace North Gate on March 20, Simha had said, “(Then) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh could have retaliated by ordering the Indian soldiers to behead four Pakistani soldiers, who had decapitated two Indian soldiers.” 

A Congress leader found the speech “offensive” and made a complaint to the Devaraja police who registered a non-cognisable case under section 125 of the Representation of the People Act. 

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