Safoora bail hearing: High Court asks Delhi police to file status report in case

Delhi High Court today issued notice to Delhi Police on Jamia Millia Islamia student leader Safoora Zargar’s bail plea in connection with the north-east Delhi violence case.

The High Court asked Delhi Police to file a status report on the matter and listed the matter for 22 June.

Zargar, who was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on April 10, has challenged the June 4 order of the trial court denying her bail in the case.

Her plea was heard by Justice Rajiv Shakdher.

On June 4, a Delhi court had denied bail to the 27-year old Ph.D. student and a pregnant woman Zargar in the case registered under draconian UAPA.

Zargar is among the many students and rights activists who were active in anti-CAA protests arrested and charge-sheeted in connection with ‘the conspiracy behind Delhi riots’ while India was in lockdown.

This is the fourth time Zargar was moving court for bail.

International human rights watchdogs including Amnesty International and civil society groups, teachers associations, student organizations, and filmmakers across India had issued different statements calling for the release of Safoora Zargar and anti-CAA activists who were ‘targetted by Hindu nationalist government for protesting anti-Muslim laws’ and ‘arrested under false accusations by Delhi Police.’

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