Man who hurled shoe at Kejriwal gets interim bail

New Delhi: A court here on Friday granted interim bail to a man who hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference earlier this month, as he is suffering from acute hepatitis. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra granted one month interim bail to Ved Prakash, in view of a medical report which confirmed that he is suffering from acute hepatitis. "I found merits in the submission made by the counsel that accused needs specialised treatment to cure hepatitis and he needs to be cautious about the food, water and other fluids intake," the court said. Directing Ved Prakash to maintain peace and good behaviour, it asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs.25,000 and a surety of like amount and listed the matter for May 20 for further hearing. The accused was on April 12 admitted to a hospital with a fever, decreased appetite, and spells of vomiting, and stayed there till April 16. On April 19, he was referred to gastroenterology department. Ved Prakash of the Aam Aadmi Sena threw the shoe at Kejriwal, alleging fake CNG stickers were being distributed in Delhi ahead of the odd-even scheme but missed. He said he had video evidence of the "scam". Cars running on CNG are exempt from the scheme. He said he was angry with Kejriwal for not taking action against those involved in alleged irregularities and that was the reason he hurled the shoe.