BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, who was arrested four days ago for assaulting a civic official in Indore in Madhya Pradesh with a cricket bat, was released from a local jail on Sunday. He was later garlanded by his supporters.
He was released after his bail order from a court in Bhopal reached Indore.
After walking out of jail, Akash said, “In such a situation when a woman was being dragged in front of police, I couldn't think of doing anything else, not embarrassed at what I did, but I pray to god 'ki vo dobara ballebazi karne ka avsar na de’.”
While celebrating his bail, his supporters fired shots in the air outside the Indore BJP office on Saturday
The Bhopal-based court of additional sessions judge Suresh Singh on Saturday granted bail to the MLA, who is son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, in the case of assault and in an earlier case where he was accused of staging an illegal protest.
He was asked to furnish a personal bail bond of Rs 50,000 in the case of assault and of ₹20,000 in the other case.
A magistrate's court in Indore had sent him in judicial custody till July 11 after his arrest, denying him bail.
On Wednesday, June 26, Akash was arrested for attacking a civic body official with a cricket bat, after a heated argument over a demolition drive. Media persons surrounded him with cameras and recorded the entire incident.
Justifying his action, Akash said, "In the BJP, we have been taught, pehle aavedan, phir nivedan aur phir danadan. (first request and then attack)."
"I was very angry. I don't remember what all I did. Let's see what happens," he added. He said there were no women members in the team of the civic body officials who went to the residential building during the anti-encroachment drive. He also alleged that the officers dragged the women residents and verbally abused one of them.
Eye-witnesses said the locals were protesting against razing of a house when Akash, who was a part of the protest, warned the civic body staff of consequences if they do not leave the spot.