Two arrested for 'abuse' of Modi in drama get bail

Parent, school headmistress arrested for 'abuse' of Modi in drama granted bail

A sedition case was booked by police against the school management, along with other sections of IPC on January 26, based on a complaint from social worker Neelesh Rakshyal.

Principal District and Sessions Court on Friday granted a conditional bail to two women arrested on a sedition case in connection with the anti-CAA play enacted by a team of students at Shaheen Primary School last month.

Fareeda Begum, the head mistress of the school and Nazbunnisa, the widowed mother of a girl student who was part of the controversial play, were arrested by the police on January 30.

A local activist filed a sedition case against Shaheen Education Foundation alleging that a team of the students of the primary school on January 21 staged a drama against the Citizenship Amendment Act and insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by delivering a dialogue.

Nazbunnisa, the mother of a 11-year-old student was arrested for teaching the controversial dialogue and Fareeda Begum as she was in-charge of the event.

Their bail pleas were moved in the local court. After several arguments, final judgement was reserved for Friday. Judge Managoli Premavati Mallikarjuna granted the bail to the duo on a personal bond of Rs one lakh with two sureties.

The judge also directed them to appear before the investigating officer when they were called for inquiry and should extend their cooperation for the probe.  The court also directed the accused to appear before the concerned court on the dates of hearing unless prevented by any genuine causes.

The arrested duo are expected to be released from jail on Saturday after completing all bail formalities. Bengaluru's advocate B T Venkatesh argued in favour of the accused during the final hearing.

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