Sudha Bharadwaj released after 3 years in jail

Sudha Bharadwaj, accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case, released after 3 years in jail

On Wednesday, a special NIA court granted her bail on a surety of Rs 50,000

Lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj. Credit: PTI Photo

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, was on Thursday released from a prison in Mumbai on bail, after spending three years in jail.

Bharadwaj was granted default bail by the Bombay High Court on December 1. The HC had then directed a special NIA court to decide on the conditions to be imposed on her.

On Wednesday, the special NIA court directed Bharadwaj to be released on bail on a bond of Rs 50,000.

Following the completion of formalities, Bharadwaj walked out of the Byculla women's prison on Thursday afternoon. As she sat in a waiting car, Bharadwaj waved out at media persons waiting outside the jail.

Bharadwaj was arrested in August 2018 under provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

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