New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has sought the Police response on a bail plea filed by Pinjara Tod activist Natasha Narwal presently in jail in the case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during protest against CAA.
A single judge bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru while hearing the matter through video conferencing has issued notice to Delhi Police on the plea challenging the trial courts order which had rejected her bail application. The Court has granted 10 days time to file reply.
Natasha is accused of inciting the riots in the northeastern districts of Delhi. She is in Tihar jail.
On March 23, Narwal was arrested in connection with a case filed against anti-CAA protesters in Zafarabad, but was released on bail immediately. Another FIR was registered against her on charges of inciting the Delhi riots and she has been in judicial custody since.
She has been charged with several offences under the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
The court will hear the matter again on August 26.
-India Legal Bureau