Earlier in June 2020, Ishrat Jahan was granted interim bail for 10 days to get married and was directed not to tamper with the evidence or influence the witnesses.
New Delhi: A Delhi sessions court on Monday granted bail to former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan in the case relating to the larger conspiracy behind the Delhi riots which took place in February 2020. The former councillor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation has been in jail since February 26, 2020 as police has claimed her role in the riots that had taken place in North East Delhi which had left 53 people dead and over 700 injured.
Ishrat Jahan, along with several others, has been booked under the anti-terror
law — Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) — in the case for being the “masterminds” of the riots. The FIR also contains charges under the Indian Penal Code, the Arms Act and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. The order of her bail was pronounced by Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat. Earlier in June 2020, Ishrat Jahan was granted interim bail for 10 days to get married and was directed not to tamper with the evidence or influence the witnesses.
Advocate Pradeep Teotia, who appeared for Ishrat Jahan, had claimed that she had been falsely implicated in the matter, and that there is “no single iota of evidence regarding her involvement in the conspiracy”.
Meanwhile, orders in the bail pleas moved by co-accused Umar Khalid has been deferred to 21 March, and by Saleem Malik and Sharjeel Imam to 22nd March.