New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Jamia Coordination Committee member Safoora Zargar on humanitarian grounds.
There were widespread concerns raised about the incarceration of Zargar, who is in the 23rd week of her pregnancy, in the overcrowded Tihar prison amid COVID-19. She was arrested on April 10.
On Tuesday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Delhi police, submitted that without going into the merits of the plea, and without considering this as a precedent, the State has no problem with Safoora being released on bail provided she doesn’t indulge in activities she’s being investigated for.
Zargar, a pregnant woman, was arrested under the anti-terror law –UAPA–, in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February.