Ex-Congress Councillor granted interim bail for marriage
New Delhi, May 30 : A Delhi court on Saturday granted interim bail to former Congress Municipal Councillor Ishrat Jahan, arrested in a northeast Delhi violence case, for ten days to enable her to get married.
Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana of Patiala House Court let off Jahan on furnishing two sureties of one lakh each.
Jahan had moved the court seeking interim bail for 30 days to get married on June 12. The plea stated that she would not tamper with evidence or influence the witnesses if granted bail.
She was charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to communal riots in northeast area in the national capital in February, which had left at least 53 people dead and 200 injured.
The court had earlier denied her bail on February 28, observing that the charges against her are “serious in nature”.
The police had then told the court that she had protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Khureji Khas area on February 26 and had “instigated” the large crowd to stay put after the police asked them to vacate the road.
The police claimed that after her instigation, the crowd threw stones at the security personnel.
Besides her, Jamia Millia Islamia students Asif Iqbal Tanha, Gulfisha Khatoon, Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider are charged under the stringent law in the case.