Bail denied for Pinjra Tod activists booked under UAPA
| Thursday | 16th July, 2020
New Delhi: A Delhi court has dismissed bail pleas of Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, members of Pinjra Tod, a women's collective, in a case related to the north-east Delhi riots in February this year.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat rejected the bail pleas of the two JNU students on July 14, on the grounds that their applications were meritless.
The court said in its order, that it was amply clear from the chargesheet that the investigation is still pending and it has been filed against other accused persons also.
It further said that considering the investigation so far and the nature of the offence and the role being ascribed to the accused, there were no reasons at all to grant bail.
The student's lawyer claimed that the allegations against them were false and the chargesheet has been filed in the case and the investigation is complete.