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Delhi HC Grants Bail to Safoora on Humanitarian Grounds

On June 23, 2020, the Delhi Police said that it had no objection on her being released on humanitarian grounds.

Jamia scholar Safoora Zargar’s bail has been approved by Delhi High court. On June 23, 2020, the Delhi Police said that it had no objection on her being released on humanitarian grounds.

A bench of Justice Rajiv Shakhdher has granted regular bail to Safoora on conditions that she should not indulge in activities she is being investigated for, she should refrain from hampering the investigation, and she has to take permission before leaving Delhi, among some other conditions.

Safoora was arrested on 10th April, after being booked under unlawful activities prevention act (UAPA).

 SG Tushar Mehta, who was there to represent the Delhi Police said that it must be recorded in the order that this is being done on humanitarian grounds, it has no bearing on the merits of the bail plea and it shall not set a precedent.

Her arrest had caused a lot of outrage among the students and the activists as she was in the second trimester of her pregnancy at the time of the arrest. Since then she had been kept in Tihar jail while the world has been dealing with the outbreak of corona virus.

Many activists and prominent personalities had condemned her arrest with such a huge risk to her health.

Earlier on June 4, 2020, her bail application was rejected by Additional Sessions Judge, Patiala House Court.

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