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Varun approaches SC for quashing detention under NSA

May 13, 2009 13:32 IST

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court, seeking quashing of his detention under the National Security Act for his alleged hate speeches, saying the state advisory board has recommended revocation of the stringent law.

Varun's petition was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan which posted it for hearing on Thursday.

The bench said it will hear the petition of the 29-year-old BJP leader along with the application filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the decision of the three-member advisory board.

Varun, who is contesting from Pilibhit Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, is on parole till Thursday. Varun was let off by a three-member state advisory board headed by senior judge of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court Justice Pradeep Kant, which went into the maintainability of Varun's detention by the Uttar Pradesh government under the NSA imposed on March 29.

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