New Delhi: Safoora Zargar is a member of the Jamia Coordination Committee. She was arrested under the anti-terror law of UAPA. On Wednesday, she moved the Delhi High Court seeking bail. She has charges of communal violence in northeast Delhi during the protests against CAA in February.
Safoora is an M Phil student at the Jamia Milia Islamia University. She is more than four months pregnant. Her plea for bail will come up before Justice Rajiv Shakhder on Thursday.
She was arrested on April 10, by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. She has challenged the June 4 order of the trial which had denied her bail in the case.
In its order, the trial court had said that when one chooses to play with embers, one cannot blame the wind to have carried the spark too far and spread the fire.
The Court had said that during the investigation, a larger conspiracy was discernible. It is admissible against all the prima evidence of conspiracy, acts, and statements made by anyone of the conspirators.
The Court had also said that Zargar cannot shy away from her liability under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) even if there was no direct act of violence on her account.
The concerned jail superintendent was asked by the trial court to provide Zargar with adequate medical aid and assistance.
It had earlier alleged by the police that Zargar was responsible for blocking a road near Jaffrabad Metro station. She had instigated the people to lead riots in that area.
The police also made claims that Zargar was a part of the conspiracy that aimed at inciting communal riots in the Northeast parts of Delhi in February.
Communal clashes had broken out on February 24 in north-east Delhi. This was after the violence which spiraled out of control between the supporters and protesters of the law. The violence left 53 people dead and many injured.