Three days after thrashing an official with a cricket bat, jailed BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya was released on bail today. A day before, son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya was granted bail by the Bhopal Special Court on Saturday. On Friday, Akash had moved the special court that handles cases against legislators seeking bail. His supporters had gathered outside the jail since early morning. Many were seen garlanding him and giving him a hero’s welcome. A Times Now report said that some local BJP leaders were also planning to hold a ‘victory march’. After walking out of jail, Vijayvargiya said that he will continue to work for people. He also added that he faced no difficulty in jail.
Akash's lawyer Pushymitra Bargava had said the bail application contended that the MLA was being framed up to malign his image.
The son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya had assaulted municipal officer Dhirendra Singh Bais, 46, with a cricket bat in full public view on Wednesday while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house in Indore.
He was arrested and a magistrate's court sent him to judicial custody till July 11 after denying him bail. On Thursday, he was arrested in another case where he is accused of leading a protest on June 4 over power cuts without obtaining mandatory permissions.
There were reports that BJP chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah had also sought a report from Vijayvargiya. The video of the incident had gone viral on social media. The incident is hurting the party's image. Senior leaders in the BJP at the Centre want to know the exact sequence of events, NDTV report said. “The party will take a call on what to do with the son of the party leader after studying all the facts of the case,” the report added.