5 month old pregnant jamia student Safoora Zargar gets bail in Delhi riot Case

Last Modified Tuesday, 23 June 2020 (18:14 IST)
New Delhi:High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Safoora Zargar, a pregnant Jamia Millia University student arrested in connection with Delhi violence case.
A member of the Jamia Coordination Committee was arrested on April 10 on conspiracy charges over the riots that broke out in February, 2020 during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Zargar was earlier granted bail but rearrested on severe charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. 
The Counsel for Zargar submitted before the court that she was in the delicate state and in a fairly advanced stage of pregnancy so bail may kindly be granted on humanitarian grounds.
It is submitted on behalf of Zargar that she was the student of M.Phil at Jamia University and is five months pregnant so she can be released on regular bail on humanitarian grounds.
Delhi Police had opposed the bail application of Ms. Zargar by submitting that the severity of her offence is in no manner mitigated by the fact of her pregnancy. It is further submitted on behalf of Police that a clear and cogent case had been made out against Zargar and she was accused of grave and serious offences meticulously and surreptitiously planned. 
Government Counsel said 39 deliveries had taken place in Delhi prisons in the last 10 years and she had been kept in a separate cell so the chances of her contracting corona virus from any other person were low. 
In this matter trial court had dismissed the bail application of Ms. Zargar and after that she has filed the bail application before Delhi High Court. 
The Court had earlier granted the bail to Ms. Zargar but later she was again arrested and more serious charges were imposed against her for allegedly inciting people and bringing women and children to the streets in Jafrabad to cause riots.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher after hearing arguments on both the sides granted bail to Zargar with the condition to furnishing a personal bond of Rs. 10,000. The Court directed to Zargar to stay in touch with an Investigating Officer on the phone at least once in 15 days and not to hamper the investigation of the case. The Court further directed her to not to leave Delhi without the permission of the court.(UNI)