A Haryana court has granted bail to Monu Manesar, a cow vigilante, in connection with the Nuh violence case that shook the region in late August. Monu Manesar’s counsel, Kulbhushan Bhardwaj, confirmed that his client has been granted bail and has furnished a Rs 1 lakh surety bond.
The bail order was issued by the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class of Nuh, Amit Kumar Verma. However, despite this bail, Manesar remains in judicial custody in connection with another case in Gurugram’s Pataudi.
Monu Manesar had been arrested on September 12 in connection with the Nuh violence case, where a religious procession led by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on July 31 was attacked by a mob, resulting in the death of six people. The violence followed by subsequent communal clashes, had sent shockwaves through the region. A cleric was also killed in an attack on a mosque in the neighboring Gurugram.
The FIR against Manesar was registered by the Nuh Police in connection to a message he allegedly posted on social media during the VHP’s planned procession on August 28. Police had claimed that the post attempted to create disharmony between groups based on religious grounds.
In addition to the Nuh violence case, Manesar faced legal troubles in the Gurugram’s Pataudi district, where a court sent the cow vigilante and Bajrang Dal activist to 14-day judicial custody in an attempted murder case.
Earlier, a district court in Rajasthan had denied his bail plea concerning a double murder case. In that case, he was booked for the murder of two Muslim men, Nasir and Junaid, who were allegedly abducted by vigilantes accusing them of cow smuggling.
Monu Manesar was recently transported back to Gurugram from Rajasthan and was presented before a court in Pataudi, where he was ordered into judicial custody.