New Delhi: In major relief to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy who has been accused of writing an inflammatory article in a newspaper, the Delhi High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail, after he furnished undertaking on not repeating the similar incident in future.

Earlier, the court had pronounced interim bail to the leader and had put a stay order on his arrest till January 30.

Granting anticipatory bail to Swamy, Justice ML Mehta said, “This is the fundamental right of every citizen to express himself. But the act must not hurt any sentiments and catalyze communal disturbances.”

Highlighting the action taken by the police against Swamy, senior counsel KTS Tulsi, who appeared for the leader 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 Mumbai daily where he suggested that voting rights of Indian Muslims be revoked.

Notably, the court said that in an event of arrest, Swamy shall be released on a personal bond and a surety of Rs 25, 000 each.