The Delhi High Court has today asked the Delhi Police to restrain from circulating/ issuing information about the Pinjra Tod Activist Devangana Kalita, who was arrested in connection to the Delhi Riots.
However, A Single Judge bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru while pronouncing the order through video conferencing stated that thethe prayer of setting aside the press note issued by the Delhi Police on 2nd June cannot be worked upon.
The order was passed in a plea filed by Devangana Kalita a Pinjra Tod Activist against Delhi Police alleging that the Police had selectively leaked curtained shreds of evidence against her in media in the Anti-CAA Protest case.
Whereas, earlier the Delhi Police had submitted that the press note issued was not a selective leak and was done to bring out the correct facts before the public.
Kalita is a JNU Student and was arrested in connection with Anti-CAA violence in Delhi. She is currently lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody in the same case.
-India Legal Bureau