Court grants bail to man who threw ink at Sisodia

New Delhi: A Delhi court today granted bail to a man, who had allegedly thrown ink at Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia outside the Lieutenant Governor’s office here four days ago.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ambika Singh enlarged 42-year-old Brijesh Shukla on bail on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 15,000 and a surety of like amount.

Regarding the accused’s previous involvement in other cases, advocate Rajesh Kumar, who was representing Shukla, told the court that there were two other criminal matters against him client, of which one has been quashed by the Delhi High Court and the other was a cross-FIR.

Shukla, a resident of Karawal Nagar in Northeast Delhi, was arrested on September 19 and was in judicial custody.

He was arrested for allegedly thrown ink at Sisodia, saying he was angry with the Deputy CM’s Finland tour at a time when the city was grappling with a health crisis.

He was booked under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC.

Shukla has been engaged in protests against the AAP government over various issues and has also filed a complaint in court against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi.