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Anti-CAA protest: Delhi Court sends Pinjra Tod members to judicial custody

Hearing on applications by Pinjra Tod members for copies of grounds of arrest and remand application will take place on May 29.


A Delhi Court yesterday remanded Pinjra Tod members, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, to judicial custody till June 11 in connection with an FIR registered for the February Jafarabad anti-CAA sit-in protest.

(Pinjra Tod members - JC order)

(Subsequent Order - Pinjra Tod)

Narwal and Kalita were arrested by Crime Branch, Delhi Police on May 24, shortly after they were granted bail in another anti-CAA protest FIR.

Crime Branch had sought 14 days' police remand of Narwal and Kalita for the alleged commission of offences under Sections 147, 148, 149, 186, 353, 283, 332, 333, 323, 307, 302, 427, 120B, 34, 188 IPC, Sections 25, 27 of Arms Act and Section 3, 4 of the PDPP Act.

The Duty Magistrate had, however, remanded them to two days' police custody.

Subsequently, the police custody was extended by two more days, which ended yesterday.

On the expiry of this remand period, an application was moved by Crime Branch, Delhi Police yesterday for remand of accused person to judicial custody.

After hearing the parties, the Duty Magistrate at Mandoli Central Jail, Metropolitan Magistrate Kapil Kumar ordered,

Investigation is pending. Grounds of arrest have been examined. There were sufficient grounds for arrest of the accused persons. Keeping in view the nature of allegations, accused persons are remanded to judicial custody and be produced on 11.06.2020.
Delhi Court

After the accused were remanded to judicial custody at around 2.40 PM , the counsel for Narwal and Kalita moved a separate application, seeking that the copy of the grounds of arrest and remand application moved by investigating agency.

The Court then ordered,

It has been apprised by Jail Officers that the accused persons have been sent to Tihar Jail. The Investigating Officer has also left the court. In these circumstances, for appropriate disposal of the present application, this court is of the considered opinion that copies of these application be sent to investigating officer for proper reply.
Delhi Court

Hearing on applications for copies of grounds of arrest and remand application will take place on May 29.

Narwal and Kalita were represented by Advocate Adit S Pujari.

Read the Order:

Pinjra Tod members - JC order.pdf
Subsequent Order - Pinjra Tod.pdf
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