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Delhi Court Dismisses Pleas of Student Activist Gulfisha Khatoon and 2 Others Seeking Statutory Bail in UAPA Case

Lawstreet Journal 22 Oct 2020 9:57pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi Court Dismisses Pleas of Student Activist Gulfisha Khatoon and 2 Others Seeking Statutory Bail in UAPA Case

Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Monday (19th October) dismissed the application filed by student activist Gulfisha Khatoon, seeking statutory bail in a case related to the communal violence which took place in North-East Delhi in February 2020. 

The Court, earlier, dismissed the applications of Saleem khan and Tasleem Ahmed that was arrested in the case under UAPA, seeking statutory bail. It is pertinent to mention that she has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). 

The Counsel for the accused moved an application stating that the accused was arrested on 11.04.2020 in the FIR. The accused is in judicial custody for a period of 183 days. 

It was argued that since no report under section 173 Cr.P.C. has been filed by the police, therefore, the accused has the right to be released on bail under Section 167 (2) Cr.P.C., upon the expiry of 90 days of custody. 

Amitabh Rawat, Additional Sessions Judge, Karkardooma Court, observed that, 

“There is no merit in the present application. Accordingly, the present application of accused Gulfisha Fatima under Section 167 (2) Cr.P.C. stands dismissed”. 

Counsel for the accused referred to the Apex Court’s ruling in the case of Bikramjit Singh V. State of Punjab, Criminal Appeal No. 667/2020, contending that the court does not have jurisdiction over the present case. 

However, the Special Prosecutor submitted before the Court that there is no merit in the present application. Moreover, it was submitted that the charge-sheet in the present case was filed within the time of 16.09.2020. It was also submitted that… Continue Reading...

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