New Delhi: In a respite to Janata Party leader Subramaniam Swamy, who has been charged for writing an inflammatory article, the Delhi High Court on Friday granting interim bail to him ruled that the leader cannot be arrested till January 30.

The court further asked Swamy to refrain himself from writing such provocative article that can lead to communal disturbances in the society.

“We seek undertaking from your client that he will not write such article which can spread enmity between communities in future," Justice ML Mehta told senior counsel KTS Tulsi, who appeared for Swamy.

The court also issued notice to Delhi Police, directing it not to take any action against Swamy till the next hearing on January 30.

Defending Swamy, his counsel said the court that the article is based on a book which was published in 2005, but no incident has taken place till date. A newspaper had urged Swamy to write the article, he asserted.

Highlighting the action taken by the police against Swamy, Tulsi said, “After my client exposed the 2G scam, police suddenly filed a case against him.”

Swamy moved the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory bail in the case registered by Delhi Police against him on October 3 last year. He is facing a criminal case for writing an article in a English newspaper in which he suggested that voting rights of Indian Muslims be revoked.

JPN/Bureau