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Delhi court directs fresh verification of address furnished by Asif Iqbal Tanha in Delhi riots case [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 26 Jun 2021 9:11pm

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On June 23, 2021, a Delhi High Court accepted the bail bonds of Delhi Riots accused Asif Iqbal Tanha but directed a fresh verification of the new address at Delhi’s Jamia Nagar provided by him.

The order was passed by Additional Session Judge Amitabh Rawat after Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad took objection to the address stated by Tanha contending that the same was incorrect. He stated that the accused never resided at the given address. SPP also submitted that Tanha's permanent address of Jharkhand has been verified along with the status of both the sureties.

The counsel for Tanha responded by stating that he used to reside at the given address before his arrest and due to the arrest, the tenancy expired. This was also confirmed by Asif Iqbal who was present through a video conferencing link during the course of hearing.

The Court also inquired from the accused regarding his address before directing fresh verification.

Background

On June, 15,2021 the Delhi High Court granted bail to Tanha and two other accused, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita in the UAPA (The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act), case registered against them in connection with the Delhi riots conspiracy case.

The Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet against them claiming that the protest organized by them against the Citizenship Amendment Act from December 2019 was part of a "bigger conspiracy" behind the North East Delhi communal riots which occurred in February 2020.

In the three separate orders giving the bail applications of… Continue Reading...


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