Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Delhi HC Grants Bail To Safoora Zargar: Delhi Violence

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has granted regular bail to M. Phill Student of  Jamia Milia Islamia, Safoora Zargar who was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to Delhi Riots during the protests against CAA. The bail was granted after Delhi Police informed the Court that it had no objection to her release based on humanitarian grounds.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that he has instructions that Zargar be released on bail subject to conditions imposed by the Court. He further submitted that the Court may impose the following conditions amongst others:

  • The petitioner during the period of bail shall not indulge in activities for which she is investigated
  • The petitioner will not influence, hamper or interfere with the ongoing investigation, in any manner,
  • The petitioner will remain out of National Capital Region of Delhi.”

Advocate Nithya Ramakrishna, appearing for Zargar, however interjected and said that Zargar might have to go to Faridabad for her check up.

After hearing both the parties the bench Justice Rajiv Shakhder passed the order granting bail to Zagar on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 10,000 on the following conditions:

  • She shall not indulge in activities for which she is investigated for;
  • She shall not hamper or interfere with the ongoing investigation;
  • She shall take permission from the Court before leaving the territory of Delhi; and
  • She shall get in touch with the investigating officer once in 15 days through a phone call

 The bench also clarified that the order shall not be treated as a precedent in any other case.

Safoora Zargar, a four month Pregnant Jamia scholar was arrested on April 10 in the Delhi Riots case for allegedly making inflammatory speeches and being a part of a conspiracy to strike the communal violence in Delhi.

On June 4, the trial Court dismissed Zargar’s bail plea after which she has approached the High Court seeking bail in the case.

-India Legal Bureau

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