Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, Held For Rioting After Ravidas Temple Demolition, Granted Bail

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 October 2019, 04:50 PM
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. (Photo Credit : File photo )

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was arrested after being detained at South East Delhi’s Govindpuri police station in August, has been granted bail by a Delhi court on Saturday. He was charged along with 95 other people for rioting in the aftermath of the demolition of Ravidas temple. The court has ordered him not to leave the country and tamper with the evidence.

A clash had broken out between the police and protesters in Govindpuri during a demonstration against the demolition of the Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad.

Several lower caste groups staged a protest against the demolition of the Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad on August 10 following a Supreme Court order. The demonstration turned violent late in the evening as protesters marched towards the temple, resorted to stone-pelting and used sticks to attack policemen who resorted to force to contain the crowd.

First Published: Saturday, October 19, 2019 04:32 PM
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