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Right-wing activist Sambhaji Bhide gets bail in case over 'infertility-curing mango' claim

Press Trust of India  |  Nashik 

Right-wing activist Bhide Friday got from a local court in a case filed against him over an alleged remark that mangoes from his farm cured and helped couples have male children.

Bhide (87), of the Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan, had reportedly made the remark during a public rally in June this year.

"I have never shared this with anyone except my mother. I have planted these mango trees in my farms. Till now, 180 childless couples took the fruit from me and 150 of them have had children," Bhide had claimed.

"If a couple wants a male child, they will have it after eating these mangoes. This mango is useful for those facing infertility," he had said at the June 10 rally.

appeared before First Class and was granted on a personal bond of Rs 15,000, his said.

The case was filed by the on the directions of the (health), Pune after a approached the latter demanding action against Sambhaji Bhide.

He had earlier failed to appear before the court three times following which summons were issued against him.

Sambhaji Bhide is also an accused in the which took place on January 1 this year when Dalit groups had organised a function to mark the bicentenary of Bhima Koregaon battle between the and East Company forces in 1818.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 15:15 IST