A petition has been filed before the Karnataka High Court seeking transfer of Amulya Leona’s case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Advocate Vishal Raghu has filed the petition for transfer of Leona’s case, who was accused of raising pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA rally on February 20 at Freedom Park. The advocate has blamed the probe team for not filing chargesheet on time and has asked the state government to approach the higher court against bail granted to Amulya Leona.
Bengaluru student Amulya Leona was charged with sedition for her actions in the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi. She was arrested by the Bengaluru police for allegedly shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans at an anti- CAA Protest in Bengaluru in February this year.. On June 11, she was granted conditional bail by the Bengaluru civil court on June 11.
Her bail plea was earlier rejected by a Bengaluru court, after she had spent a three-month period in jail, stating that she may abscond if she is released. The sessions judge Vidhyadhar Shirahatti had also stated that if the petitioner is granted bail, she may abscond and may involve in similar offence which affects peace at large and hence her petitition is liable to be rejected. The Court had also noted that Amulya Leona is an influential person who may threaten and influence the witness and hamper the case in case of the prosecution and will abscond if released on bail.
-India Legal Bureau