'Swamy can't be arrested till Jan 30'

Janata Party president is facing criminal case for writing a column in which he suggested that voting rights of Muslims be revoked

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till January 30, the Delhi High Court ruled yesterday even as it asked him to refrain from penning such pieces.

Not again: Subramanian Swamy's counsel has assured the court that
the Janata Party leader will refrain from penning such pieces in future.
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Swamy is facing a criminal case for writing an anti-Muslim article in a English daily newspaper in which he suggested that voting rights of Indian Muslims be revoked.

"Seek undertaking from your client that he will not write any such article (which can spread enmity between communities) in future," Justice ML Mehta told senior counsel KTS Tulsi appearing for Swamy.

Tulsi assured the court that Swamy would not do so in future. The court also issued notice to Delhi Police and directed it not to take any action against Swamy till the next date of hearing.

Swamy moved the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by Delhi Police against him October 3, 2011.

The Harvard-educated economics scholar, in the article 'How to wipe out Islamic terror', published in July, 2011 had suggested Indian Hindus collectively respond to terror acts.

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