Delhi Court directs Delhi Police to give 10 days pre- arrest notice to Shehla Rashid in sedition case

Last Modified Saturday, 16 November 2019 (12:22 IST)
New Delhi: A on Friday after hearing an anticipatory bail application plea filed on behalf of the leader of Jammu and People's Movement Shehla Rashid who was booked for sedition over her controversial tweets on Kashmir passed a direction to Special Cell to give her ten days notice if need to arrest her arises.
Ms Rashid had allegedly posted controversial tweets on Kashmir on August 17. Government advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava alleged that Ms Rashid was deliberately trying to spread fake news with the intention to incite violence in the country and malign the image of the Indian Army.
The police had registered an FIR under sections 124 A (sedition), 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) under the provisions of Indian Penal Code.
Investigating Officer submitted before the court that the probe was at a primary stage so anticipatory bail application may be dismissed at this stage.The court had earlier passed a direction to join the investigation being conducted by the Investigating Officer.
Counsel for Ms Rashid submitted before the court that she was ready to join the probe and would cooperate with the Investigating Officer.
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora on Friday after hearing the anticipatory bail application passed directions to the Investigating Officer that if the need arises to arrest her, she will be issued a ten days pre-arrest notice.(UNI)