Mumbai: Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to Jamia’s student Safoora Zargar, arrested under UAPA, in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The move came after the Delhi Police stated that it had no objection to his release on humanitarian grounds. Notably, Zargar, an M Phil student from Jamia Millia Islamia, is 23 weeks pregnant.
Listing 4 terms, a bench of Justice Rajiv Shekhar granted regular bail to Safoora on a personal bond of Rs 10,000.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta further said that the state has no problem in releasing her on bail provided she is not involved in the activities for which he is being investigated.
This was the fourth time her lawyers had moved the court for bail. She was arrested on 10 April. Her last bail plea was rejected on June 5, as the Additional Sessions Court judge Dharmender Rana said that the court found no merit in her application.
In February this year, 27-year-old Zargar, the media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee, was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell after he was accused of plotting to incite communal riots in the north-east region of Delhi.
Safoora has been in jail since his arrest by the Special Cell of Delhi Police on 10 April.