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Bombay HC grants anticipatory bail to student charged with Sedition for alleged pro-Sharjeel Imam slogan at pride rally

Aditya AK

In yet another sedition case relating to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to a student charged under Section 124A IPC.

Urvashi Chudawala, a 22-year-old student of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), was charged with sedition by the Mumbai Police for allegedly raising a slogan in support of Sharjeel Imam at an LGBTQ rally held in the city.

Apprehending arrest by the police, Chudawala had filed an anticipatory bail plea before the Bombay High Court.

In an order passed on Tuesday, a Single Judge Bench of Justice Sandeep K Shinde held that in the event of her arrest, Chudawala would be released on a bond of Rs. 20,000 along with one or two sureties of a similar amount.

Chudwala is also required to report to the Investigating Officer on Wednesday and Thursday, between 11 am to 2 pm. She has also been ordered to furnish all particulars of her residential address, including contact details, to the Investigating Officer.

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