//Hate email sender pardoned by Modi but stuck in legal wrangle

Hate email sender pardoned by Modi but stuck in legal wrangle

Ahmedabad, Jan 31: A court at Gandhinagar is yet to give clearance to Delhi based Omar Siddiqui, who had sent a threat email to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, to go home.

However, Modi has already pardoned Omar. "Omar is still in judicial custody as the public prosecutor has not given an application to the court stating that he has been pardoned by Gujarat Chief minister," advocate M I Laliwala, who represents Siddiqui told PTI.

The advocate said that officials handling the case stated "procedural delays" as the reasons behind Siddiqui not being released inspite of Modi’s pardon. "We hope that the matter should be over by tomorrow as the government has assured. Anyhow I have kept a bail application on stand-by if their procedure is not completed tomorrow," Laliwala said.

The matter is scheduled for hearing tomorrow before a sessions court in the state capital. Siddiqui, a Delhi school of economics graduate, was pardoned by Modi two days ago on compassionate grounds after he reportedly confessed and regretted to having sent the "threat" and "abusive" email to Modi.