A big blow to Delhi Police
New Delhi, June 16
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has granted bail to 3 activists Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha arrested in the Delhi violence case under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). Delhi High Court said that protesting against anyone cannot be treated as terrorist activity. A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Anoop Jai Bhavani said that nothing under Section 15, 17 and 18 of the UAPA is made out against the accused on the basis of the material recorded in the case.
Taking into account several facts, the court held that protest is not a terrorist activity. The three were granted bail under a personal security bond of Rupees 50,000. Apart from this, the conditions included that all three will have to submit their passports and should not indulge in any such activities which may hamper the investigation in the case.
This has come as big blow to Delhi Police that apprehended just for raising their voice against the government decisions. The three were arrested for being a part of a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act.