Delhi Police moves Supreme Court against Delhi HC’s order granting bail to Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha

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Published: June 16,2021 01:24 PM
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Delhi police has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order granting bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in a Delhi Riots case under the Unlawful Act

June 16, 2021: Delhi police has approached the Supreme Court challenging the Delhi High Court order granting bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in a Delhi Riots case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.



The special leave petition (appeal) was filed on Wednesday morning against the judgment delivered by bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani on Tuesday.





The Delhi High Court in its judgments dated 15th June found that offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) are not made out prima facie against student leaders Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita in the Delhi riots conspiracy case.



Asif Iqbal Tanha is a student pursuing his final year of B.A. (Hons.) (Persian) Programme at Jamia Millia Islamia. He was arrested in the Delhi riots case under UAPA in May 2020 and has been in continuous custody since then.





As per Delhi Police, following the Citizenship Amendement Act, Tanha, Kalita and Narwal, along with other accused persons, conspired to cause disruption of such an extent and such a magnitude at the national capital that would lead to disorderliness and disturbance of law and order at an unprecedented scale.