“Bail was granted, the matter stands adjourned until February 20,” defence lawyer R.S. Cheema, who was inside the courtroom, told reporters.
Hundreds of police and paramilitaries stood guard outside the Patiala trial court as the Congress party leaders, scions of India’s most famous political dynasty, drove in.
After proceedings lasting about 20 minutes a magistrate granted the pair bail on a personal bond of 50,000 rupees ($754) each, the lawyer said.
Sonia Gandhi’s daughter, Priyanka Gandhi, and former defence minister A.K. Antony provided personal sureties.