NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday extended the interim bail granted to Congress party spokesperson Pawan Khera till Friday in a case lodged by the Assam police in an FIR lodged over his derogatory comments against the Prime Minister's father.
A bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala extended the relief granted to the leader as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of Assam and Uttar Pradesh's Additional Advocate General Garima Prasad, sought time to file their response in the matter.
The court scheduled the matter for hearing on Friday.
Khera, the chairperson of the Media and Publicity Department of the Indian National Congress, made the remarks at the press conference held on February 17, 2023 in Mumbai.
One FIR was filed in Assam, and two others FIRs by the Uttar Pradesh in connection with the remarks .
On February 23, just after a few hours of his arrest, the top court had granted interim bail to Khera in the case lodged at Dima Hasao by the Assam Police, taking up a writ petition filed by him.
Khera was then deboarded from a flight to Raipur and apprehended by the police. He was on way to Raipur to attend plenary session of the Party.
His counsel senior advocate A M Singhvi had submitted that Khera had tendered an unconditional apology for the unintentional remarks.