A Raipur court on Friday granted bail to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s father Nand Kumar Baghel who was behind the bars earlier this week for anti-Brahmin remarks.
The 86-year-old was arrested on Tuesday.
He did not seek bail then, and the court remanded him in judicial custody for 15 days. Later his lawyer Gajendra Sonkar moved a bail application and sought urgent hearing.
After hearing arguments, Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Janak Kumar Hidko granted him bail today, Sonkar said.
After spending three days in jail, Nand Kumar Baghel walked out of prison in the evening.
The case was lodged on September 4 at the DD Nagar police station here on a complaint filed by the ‘Sarv Brahmin Samaj’.
CM Baghel had strongly disapproved of the remarks allegedly made by his father, and said nobody is above law.