Delhi High Court grants bail to Safoora Zargar, pregnant JMI student on humanitarian grounds


Delhi High Court grants bail to Jamia Millia Islamia student Safoora Zargar, in a case related to Delhi violence that broke out in February this year. Safoora is pregnant and on humanitarian grounds Court granted bail. For many days several rights organization had called for the release of Safoora Zargar on social media.

While granting bail the HC said Safoora Zargar must not get involved in activities that may harm the investigation. She also cannot leave Delhi without permission and has to stay in touch with an investigating officer at least once in 15 days.

Delhi riots: Delhi Police in it’s chargesheet claimed that protesters provoked them to take violent actions but they took silence on BJP leader. Former JNU student Umar Khalid, Jamia students and four others were arrested under UAPA act for provoking riots in North East Delhi.

Before this, on Monday Delhi Police had objected the bail plea of Safoora Zargar. In the report, the police described her as a threat to the national security and cause of upheaval.

Police during the hearing said that because of Safoora national security endangered. This statement of Delhi police came after court order, in which it asked police for giving status report on bail plea.

Safoora the M. Phil student of Jamia was arrested by police on 10 April. Safoora is arrested for provoking violence in north east Delhi. She was booked under UAPA act.

Seeking bail advocate Nitya Ramakrishnan, representing Safoora, said that her client is in critical condition and is pregnant and if police wants sometime to say on petition then student should should be given interim bail. On this HC asked solicitor general Tushar Mehta to bring instructions on tuesday.



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