Bangaru Laxman to walk out of jail today

Last Updated: Fri, Oct 12, 2012 11:36 hrs

New Delhi: Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman, who was granted bail by the Delhi High Court in connection to a fictitious arms deal case, will walk out of Tihar jail on Friday.

The court on Thursday granted him bail against a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

A Delhi court in April this year had sentenced Laxman to four-year imprisonment in the 2001 fictitious arms deal case.

He was also asked to pay a fine of Rs.1 lakh.

The special CBI court earlier pronounced him guilty of taking Rs 1 lakh bribe in 2001 and convicted him under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

In 2001, website had carried out a sting operation 'Operation Westend' where Laxman was caught on camera accepting bribe from a journalist disguised as an arms dealer.

Laxman resigned as the BJP president after the scandal.

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