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Delhi violence: HC grants bail to pregnant Safoora Zargar on humanitarian grounds

Pregnant Jamia University student and activist Safoora Zargar was on Tuesday granted bail by Delhi high court.

Delhi violence HC grants bail to pregnant Safoora Zargar on humanitarian grounds
Bengaluru, First Published Jun 23, 2020, 3:22 PM IST
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New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Tuesday granted bail to Jamia student Safoora Zargar, who is pregnant and was arrested under anti-terror law UAPA in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act. The move came after Delhi Police stated that it had no objection to her release on humanitarian grounds.

Zargar, M Phil student of Jamia Millia Islamia University, is more than four months pregnant.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and scores injured.

At the outset of the hearing, Mehta, representing Delhi Police, submitted that Zargar can be released on regular bail on humanitarian grounds and the decision has not been taken on merits of the case and should not be made a precedent.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher, who conducted the hearing through video conferencing, released Zargar on bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and surety of like amount.

The court said she shall not indulge in any activity for which she has been charged with and shall not hamper the investigation or influence the witnesses.


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