Delhi Police Appeals Against Ishrat Jahan's Bail Transferred to Division Bench

She was granted bail in connection with the 2020 Delhi Riots Larger Conspiracy Case on 14 March this year.

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Edited By :Ahamad Fuwad

The Delhi High Court on Thursday, 7 July, transferred Delhi Police's appeal challenging bail granted to former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan, in connection with the 2020 Delhi Riots Larger Conspiracy Case, to a division bench.

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Rajnish Bhatnagar will hear the matter on 11 July.

On Wednesday, the Delhi Police had moved the court challenging Jahan's bail pertaining to the riots case, registered under FIR 59 of 2020.

Jahan, who was arrested on 26 February 2020, was granted bail by the trial court on 14 March this year.

The charges registered against Jahan include Sections 13, 16, 17, and 18 of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act, and Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984 among other offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).


Eighteen people have been named accused in this case, but prior to Jahan, only five others had received bail. Jahan is also the first accused in this case to have been granted bail by a sessions court.

The other five – Faizan Khan, Safoora Zargar, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal, and Devangana Kalita – had to go up to the Delhi High Court before they were granted any relief.

Meanwhile, orders in the bail pleas moved by co-accused Umar Khalid have been deferred to 21 March, and by Saleem Malik and Sharjeel Imam to 22 March.

Jahan, along with co-accused Gulfisha Fatima and Khalid Saifi, have allegedly suffered custodial violence, according to World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT).

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