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Delhi riots: Activist Gulfisha Fatima gets bail, court says not flight risk, no danger to witnesses

Written by Anand Mohan J
| New Delhi |

Up to date: November 21, 2020 7:12:24 pm

Gulfisha is alleged to have participated in and instigated the illegal meeting which dedicated riots, wherein a person died. (The Press Reporter Archive)

A Delhi courtroom Saturday granted bail to scholar activist Gulfisha Fatima, arrested in a northeast Delhi riots case wherein an 18-year-old man had died.

Extra Periods Decide Amitabh Rawat granted bail to Gulfisha on furnishing a private bond of Rs 30,000 with one surety of the like quantity.

The courtroom noticed that there was nothing to recommend that witnesses within the case have been below menace, or that she was a flight threat. Nevertheless, she is going to stay at Tihar jail, the place she is at present lodged, as she is in judicial custody in a UAPA case being investigated by Particular Cell.

Gulfisha has been in custody on this case from June 3. She is alleged to have participated in and instigated the illegal meeting which dedicated riots wherein a person recognized as Amaan died.

“There’s nothing to recommend that the witnesses are below menace from the involved applicant. In any case, two public witnesses are protected and their id has been hid. The remainder are police personnel,” the courtroom mentioned.

When the police argued that Gulfisha was additionally below investigation for the bigger conspiracy within the UAPA case, the courtroom mentioned, “We are going to cross the bridge once we come to it.”

“The current stage is of bail and never acquittal or conviction. Nothing is proven to recommend that the applicant is a flight threat,” the courtroom mentioned.

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The courtroom additionally thought-about the interval of the custody of the applicant and the bottom of parity, as co-­accused Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal have been granted bail.

When the police argued {that a} co­-accused, Tafsil, has been declared a Proclaimed Offender, the courtroom mentioned, “The current applicant can’t be refused bail for the act and conduct of Tafsil, who will face penalties below the regulation.”

Gulfisha’s lawyer, Mehmood Pracha, had instructed the courtroom she “has been falsely and maliciously implicated within the current case with none proof”.

“No function has been attributed to the applicant besides imprecise and unsubstantiated allegations which haven’t any nexus with the alleged crime,” Pracha argued.

Rajeev Krishan Sharma, the particular public prosecutor showing on behalf of the state, instructed the courtroom that Gulfisha was seen in video clips “controlling, instigating and scary native rioters in addition to managing non-­resident rioters.”

“They used code phrases with their group members to convey secret messages relating to additional line of their protest/riot in entrance of frequent folks. Additionally they gave hate speeches at Jafrabad Metro Station and repeatedly stayed there until final,” Sharma instructed the courtroom.

SC choose inaugurates ‘North East Delhi Riots Claims Fee’

Supreme Courtroom Decide Justice Surya Kant on Saturday inaugurated the North East Delhi Riots Claims Fee (NEDRCC), for offering compensation to victims of the communal violence that befell in February.

“Justice to the riot sufferer is the necessity of the hour. Riot victims have to be compensated with promptitude. To realize this goal, I want this fee (NEDRCC) all the easiest,” Justice Kant mentioned in a press release. PTI

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