Delhi Riots: HC Grants Bail To Safoora Zargar On Humanitarian Ground
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Jamia Coordination Committee Media Coordinator 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 against the Citizenship Amendment Act, as Solicitor General Tushar Mehta did not oppose it on humanitarian grounds.
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, who is 23-week pregnant, on bail on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and surety of like amount.
The court directed Zargar, not to leave the National Capital Region and in case she requires to leave NCR, she would have to seek the permission of the concerned court.
The court also 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.