Jamia Scholar Safoora Zargar granted bail

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Safoora Zargar

New Delhi, June 23 : Jamia Coordination Committee member and CAA activist Safoora Zargar, who was arrested under the anti-terror law UAPA in April, has been granted bail by the Delhi High Court in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February.

The bail was granted after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submitted that the state agrees, on humanitarian grounds, to release Safoora on regular bail subject to certain conditions. Zargar, an M Phil student of Jamia Millia Islamia, is more than four months pregnant.

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The Delhi High Court directed Safoora Zargar to not get involved in activities that may hamper the investigation. She also cannot leave Delhi without permission.

Ms Zargar has to stay in touch with an Investigating Officer on the phone at least once in 15 days and also furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000.

Safoora is 23 weeks pregnant. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta did not oppose her bail on humanitarian grounds.

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