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Delhi riots case: HC grants bail to student activists Narwal, Kalita and Tanha Delhi Riots

Delhi riots case: HC grants bail to student activists Narwal, Kalita and Tanha

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 15 Jun 2021, 12:19 pm

New Delhi/UNI: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, and Asif Iqbal Tanha booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for an alleged 'premeditated conspiracy' in the northeast Delhi riots last year.

While setting aside the trial court's orders denying bail to all the three, a bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani allowed them bail subject to a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two personal sureties.

Besides asking them to surrender their passports, the court also warned them against actions that may interfere with the case or probe.

Narwal and Kalita, research scholars at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and also the members of 'Pinjra Tod', a collective of students from colleges in Delhi, were lodged in Tihar Jail since May last year.

Asif Iqbal Tanha is a final year BA student at Jamia Millia Islamia. He was arrested in the Delhi riots case under UAPA in May 2020 and has been in continuous custody since then.

The police claimed that Tanha played an active role in orchestrating the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

On February 24,2020, communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiraled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.