Delhi court on Saturday granted bail to student activist Gulfisha Fatima in a case related to communal violence in North East Delhi in February. Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat ordered the release of Fatima on a personal bond of Rs 30,000 and a surety of the same amount in a case related to riots in Zafarabad area. One person was killed in the incident of rioting in the Zafarabad area.
Fatima was in custody since June 3
The court granted her bail on the ground that the co-accused JNU students and members of the cage break Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal had already been granted bail. Fatima was in custody since June 3 in the case. The court said, “Devangana Kalitha and Natasha Narwal, co-accused in the case, have been granted bail and their role is said to be similar to the present applicant / accused (Fatima).” The witnesses are almost the same for all of them. ”
Fatima’s advocate Mahmood Pracha statement
During the hearing, advocate Mahmood Pracha, appearing for Fatima, said that she has been falsely and maliciously implicated in the present case without any evidence. Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Krishna Sharma, appearing on behalf of the police, opposed the bail plea and said that Fatima had allegedly conspired and that she was a part of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Civil Register (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR). Under the guise of peaceful demonstrations against, since December, 2019, the local residents were continuously inciting.
53 people were killed
Significantly, 53 people were killed and around 200 others were injured in the communal violence that erupted in North East Delhi on 24 February following violence between supporters and protesters of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).