Ishrat Jahan seeks interim bail to get married

Delhi violence: Ex-Cong councillor Ishrat Jahan moves court seeking interim bail to get married

Former municipal councillor from the Congress Ishrat Jahan, booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, moved a Delhi court Thursday seeking interim bail for 30 days to get married.

She has been booked under the anti-terror law in a case related to communal violence in northeast Delhi in February.

Additional Sessions Judge Parveen Singh put up the matter for further hearing on May 30 after the Additional Public Prosecutor sought more time to verify the facts of her scheduled marriage.

During the hearing held through video conferencing, Additional Public Prosecutor Dharam Chand, appearing for the state, told the court that the genuineness of the marriage card needed to be verified.

He further said that the fact about her scheduled marriage needed to be verified as according to the bail plea, it was fixed almost two years ago.

According to the interim bail plea, filed through advocate S K Sharma, Jahan said her marriage was fixed in 2018 for June 12, 2020.

The plea further said that Jahan would not tamper with any evidence or influence the witnesses if granted bail.

Besides Jahan, Jamia Millia Islamia University students Asif Iqbal Tanha, Gulfisha Khatoon, Jamia Coordination Committee members Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider, President of Jamia Alumni Association Shifa-Ur-Rehman, suspended AAP Councillor Tahir Hussain, former student leader Umar Khalid have also been booked under the anti-terror law in the case.

The police had claimed in the FIR that Khalid and his associates had instigated people to start riots in the area and it was a “premeditated conspiracy”.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured. 

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