Jailed Ex-Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan Seeks Bail In Delhi Riot Case


Jailed Ex-Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan Seeks Bail In Delhi Riot Case

Ishrat Jahan had earlier sought bail citing the coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi:

Former Congress Councillor Ishrat Jahan, arrested underneath the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, has moved a Delhi courtroom looking for bail in a conspiracy case linked to the northeast Delhi riots.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat will hear the arguments on the plea on July 12.

Advocate Pradeep Teotia together with lawyer and Ishrat Jahan’s sister Sarwer Jahan is representing her within the case.

“She has been shown to be the leading female face of the protest. This is one of our grounds in the bail plea. We are fighting for justice and to prove her innocence to the court as she has been falsely implicated,” mentioned Sarwer Jahan.

In November final 12 months, the courtroom had denied interim bail to her contemplating the gravity of the offences together with these lodged underneath UAPA, the stringent anti-terror legislation.

She had sought bail citing the coronavirus outbreak in Delhi’s Mandoli jail and different medical points.

Earlier, Ishrat Jahan was granted interim bail for 10 days to get married and was directed to not tamper with the proof or affect the witnesses. Her marriage was mounted for June 12, 2020.

Besides Ishrat Jahan, Jamia Millia Islamia scholar Asif Iqbal Tanha, JNU college students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, former scholar chief Umar Khalid, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, former AAP councillor Tahir Hussain and a number of other others have additionally been charged underneath the anti-terror legislation within the case.

Notably, they’re accused of being the “masterminds” of the February 2020 violence that killed 53 individuals and injured over 700.

The Delhi High Court had not too long ago granted bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal, and Devangana Kalita within the case, saying that the state blurred the road between the best to protest and terrorist exercise in its nervousness to suppress dissent.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by India07 employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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