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Jantar Mantar Sloganeering case: Organizer of the main event, Preet Singh granted bail by the Delhi HC [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 24 Sep 2021 8:20pm

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The Delhi High Court has granted bail to Preet Singh, who was accused in connection with the alleged inflammatory sloganeering near Jantar Mantar. The order was passed by Justice Mukta Gupta on Friday (September 24, 2021).

The accused was one of the organizers of the Jantar Mantar event and was in judicial custody for broadcasting anti-Muslim slogans. He had, however, argued before the Court that the demand for a 'Hindu Rashtra' in a democratic nation does not amount to promoting enmity between religious groups.

Singh had also stated that he would not press his bail application if the Court held a contrary opinion." I say with the greatest sense of responsibility, if the Court holds that the demand (of Hindu Rashtra) comes under Section 153 IPC, I will not press my bail application. In a democratic set-up, if it (the demand) is promoting enmity, I will not press my bail," counsel Vishnu Shankar Jain had said on his behalf.

Advocate Jain had further argued that "Nothing is said by my client which attracts Section 153A IPC. They are putting a case of Section 34 IPC (common intention), but the event ended at 11:45 am, and sloganeering happened at 3:45 pm. My client was not present at the time." 

However, Advocate Tarang Srivastava for the State had stated that Singh, along with others co-accused in the case, had a common intention to promote ill will against a particular minority community. After hearing both the parties, Justice Gupta pronounced the following,

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