Congress’s Pawan Khera gets bail by SC hours after arrested for “Narendra Gautam Das…” remarks

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera was given interim bail hours after his dramatic arrest from the Delhi airport today over an alleged insult to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“There has to be some level of discourse, we are protecting you,” Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud said,.

Cases registered in Uttar Pradesh and Assam against Congress leader.

The Supreme Court accepted the party’s request to club all the FIRs against him.

Khera was arrested over his comments at a press conference recently. He had flubbed PM Modi’s name while demanding a probe into the Adani-Hindenburg row. “If Narasimha Rao could form a JPC, if Atal Bihari Vajpayee could form a JPC, then what problem does Narendra Gautam Das…sorry Damodardas…Modi have?” he said.

Congress argued in the top court that it was a “slip of tongue” and Khera had apologised.

Nearly 50 Congress leaders launched a rare protest on the tarmac, refusing to let the flight leave, after Khera was removed from the flight. 

“It’s a long battle and I’m ready to fight,” he said as Khera was whisked away by the police.