Akash Vijayvargiya, a BJP legislator and son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, was garlanded by party workers this morning as he walked out of prison on bail, four days after his arrest for thrashing a civic body official with a cricket bat in Madhya Pradesh's Indore. Party workers had also fired shots in the air at the BJP office on Saturday to celebrate his reprieve.
He was given bail by a special court in Bhopal on Saturday. "I am not guilty or embarrassed about what I did as it was in public interest... I will keep working for the betterment of the region and the public," Mr Vijayvargiya said after he stepped out of the jail. "I pray to god that I should not be given another opportunity to pick up the bat (I pray to god ki vo dobara ballebazi karne ka avsar na de)," he added.