AAP MLA Naresh Yadav was on Saturday granted bail by a local court in connection with the alleged sacrilege incident in Malerkotla on June 24. “Naresh Yadav has been granted bail by the court of Additional District & Sessions Judge A S Virk here in Sangrur,” AAP leader and Head of party's legal cell Himmat Singh Shergill said today.
The Mehrauli MLA was remanded in police custody for two days by Malerkotla court on July 25. On July 27, the AAP MLA was sent to the judicial custody till August 1 by the court.
Accusing the Parkash Singh Badal-led state government of wrongly framing Yadav, Shergill, who is Yadav's counsel, alleged, “There is no evidence with the police to link Yadav with the Malerkotla sacrilege case. Police have failed to find anything objectionable against Yadav. Police had done this at the behest of Badal government.”
On July 24 Punjab Police had arrested Yadav from Delhi in connection with the alleged sacrilege incident in Malerkotla after one of the accused arrested in connection with the case claimed he had acted at the behest of the AAP MLA.
However, Yadav described the police action against him as a conspiracy. Police had claimed that Vijay had met the MLA before the incident and calls were also exchanged between them. Later it was alleged that it was a political conspiracy to malign AAP's image ahead of Assembly polls in Punjab.