A Uttarakhand Court on Tuesday, 15 February, granted bail to Hindu religious leader Yati Narsinghanand for his alleged derogatory and offensive comments against women.
The priest, who was also at the helm of the controversial 'Dharam Sansad' in Haridwar, was denied bail by a CJM court on 19 January.
On Tuesday, the Additional District and Sessions Judge Bharat Bhushan Pandey accepted his plea against the court's order.
It has been alleged that the Hindu priest made derogatory and indecent comments directed at Muslim women on social media. Subsequently, a case under Sections 295A (deliberate acts intended to outrage religious feelings) and 509 (Insulting modesty of women) of the IPC was registered against him.
Narsinghanand, a priest of the Dasna Temple in Ghaziabad, has been at the centre of many other controversies.
He is among the 10 others who have been named in the FIRs lodged against the Haridwar event where slogans were raised calling for violence against Muslims.
Three FIRs were filed against Yati Narsinghanand last year for his remarks against women.
His misogynistic statements against female politicians, especially those from the BJP, went viral on social media and led to a strong backlash, even from BJP members like Kapil Mishra, who earlier used to collect money for Narsinghanand.