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


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

Sambhaji Bhide (87), chief 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,” Sambhaji 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.

Sambhaji Bhide Friday appeared before Judicial Magistrate First Class Jaideep Pandey and was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 15,000, his lawyer Avinash Bhide said.