Delhi Police moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC order granting bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal
On June 15, a Delhi HC bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani had granted bail to the three student activists arrested in connection with the Delhi riots.
June 16, 2021 / 02:33 PM IST
The Delhi Police on June 16 moved the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court order granting bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita, and Natasha Narwal, who were arrested in connection with the north-east Delhi riots under the under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Narwal and Kalita are research scholars at Jawaharlal Nehru University, while Tanha is a student of Jamia Millia Islamia.
On June 15, a Delhi HC bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani had granted bail to the three student activists.
"We are constrained to say, that it appears, that in its anxiety to suppress dissent and in the morbid fear that matters may get out of hand, the State has blurred the line between the constitutionally guaranteed 'right to protest' and 'terrorist activity'. If such blurring gains traction, democracy would be in peril," the Delhi HC order said.
The Delhi HC directed the three accused to surrender their passports and not to offer any inducement to prosecution witnesses or tamper with the evidence in the case.
The Delhi HC also directed them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each along with two sureties of the like amount.
Communal violence broke out in northeast Delhi on February 24 last year after violence between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and those opposing it spiralled out of control, leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.(With inputs from PTI)