‘Communal’ speech: court order on bail pleas on November 7

The additional district and sessions court on Saturday heard the anticipatory bail pleas of three Muslim leaders in connection with an alleged inflammatory speech made by them at a Congress rally in Tadkeshwar village of Surat district on October 21 and reserved the order for November 7.

The court has also asked for a video-recording of the meeting to be submitted before it.

A police complaint was filed against state Congress core committee member Kadir Pirzada, religious leader Maulana Faiyaz Latoori and the programme's organiser and district Congress vice-president Maksud Kazi by poll officials for violation of model code of conduct ahead of the Assembly polls.

The three had subsequently applied for anticipatory bail.

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