Mumbai: Shehla Rashid, former vice president of the JNU Students Union, has been granted protection from arrest till November 5 by A Delhi court in a sedition case.
Additional Sessions Judge Pawan Kumar Jain said: “ Considering all the facts, I am of the view that matter requires investigation in detail. Accordingly, accused shall not be arrested till November 5, however, she shall investigation as and when called by the investigating officer.” on a petition by Ms. Rashid, judge Pawan Kumar Jain granted a relief.
The court then posted the matter for hearing on November 5.
During the hearing, the judge asked the prosecutor whether the police had received any complaints from the Army, to which he replied in negative.
In the complaint, lawyer Alok Srivastava alleged that Ms. Rashid, in a series of tweets, mentioned alleged human rights violations by the Indian Army to serve the agenda of the ruling BJP.
In a series of tweets, Ms. Rashid had claimed that the Indian Army was indiscriminately picking up men, raiding houses and torturing people in the Valley. She also claimed that human rights abuses were being carried out in Kashmir.
The Indian Army has officially rejected Ms. Rashid’s claims and called them “baseless” and “unverified”.