Nirbhaya, Safoora Zargar and more: Notable verdicts passed by Judge Dharmender Rana before the Disha Ravi bail order

In June 2020, Judge Rana had dismissed the bail plea filed by Jamia student and accused Safoora Zargar in the Delhi riots case.
Judge Dharmender Rana
Judge Dharmender Rana

In a significant judgment passed on Tuesday, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana of the Patiala House Court granted bail to activist Disha Ravi in the toolkit FIR case on account of "scanty and sketchy evidence" against her.

In his 18-page judgment passed today, the judge pertinently held that "citizens cannot be put behind bars simply because they disagree with the government."

Even as civil society lauds the judge for his bold judgment, here's a look at some of the other pertinent orders passed by him in the recent past.

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