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UP Congress chief Rita Joshi gets bail

July 29, 2009 18:04 IST

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi was granted bail by a court in Moradabad on Wednesday in a case relating to derogatory remarks made by her against Chief Minister Mayawati.

Granting Joshi regular bail, judge Sudha Sharma asked her to furnish a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and two sureties of Rs 20,000 each, K K Mannan, the counsel of the Congress leader, told PTI.

Joshi, who was granted interim bail in the case on July 18, complied with the order and furnished the personal bond and two sureties.

The 60-year-old Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief was arrested on July 15 for allegedly making unpalatable remarks against Mayawati.

She was booked under section 153-A (delivering inflammatory speeches) and section 109 of the IPC (using abusive language). She was also booked under provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

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