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Derogatory remarks: Delhi court grants conditional bail to Abhijit Iyer-Mitra

20/09/2018 at 5:29 PM

Bhubaneswar: A local court in Delhi today granted conditional bail to Abhijit Iyer-Mitra till September 28.

After a brief arrest in Delhi on Thursday, he was granted a bail on a surety of Rs 1 lakh by the Saket court. He has been further asked to join the investigation at the Konark police station in Odisha by September 28.

Earlier in the day, Iyer was arrested by the Nizamuddin Police after he made derogatory remarks against Odisha and Sun temple, and also the MLAs of the State.

The matter came to light when he posted the video on Sun Temple Konark thereby creating a ruckus in the Odisha Assembly since Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Odisha Assembly moved a privilege motion against him seeking stringent action for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Odisha people.

Speaker Pradip Amat approved the proposal and formed a six-member House Committee led by Leader of Opposition (LoP) Narasingha Mishra.

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