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Delhi Riots: Delhi HC seeks response from Delhi Police in Safoora Zargar's bail plea

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court today sought a status report from the Delhi Police in Jamia student, Safoora Zargar's bail plea in relation to the case registered for the North-East Delhi riots.

A Single Judge Bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the Delhi Police and listed the matter for hearing on June 23.

Safoora Zargar, who is 23 weeks pregnant, was arrested by the Delhi Police in FIR 59/2020 earlier this year on the allegation that she delivered inflammatory speeches on February 23 at Chand Bagh, which led to violence and rioting in North East Delhi.

This arrest was made soon after Zargar was granted bail in another FIR registered at Jafarabad Police Station in connection with the riots.

Her bail plea was rejected by the Sessions Court earlier this month after it opined that there was prima facie evidence to show that there was a conspiracy to at least blockade the roads.

The Sessions Court had observed that any activity which had the tendency to create disorder or disturbance of an extent which brings the entire city to its knees and the entire government machinery to a halt, as in the present case, would be treated as an unlawful assembly under Section 2(o) UAPA.

The Court had concluded that there was prima facie case against Zargar and in view of the statutory embargo under Section 43D (5) UAPA, bail could not be granted.

Advocates Nitya Ramakrishnan, Trideep Pais, Ritesh Dhar Dubey and Sanya Kumar appeared for Zargar.

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