CAA Protests: “His Movement Could Be Controlled Through Suitable Conditions”: Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Student Activist

first_imgNews UpdatesCAA Protests: “His Movement Could Be Controlled Through Suitable Conditions”: Allahabad High Court Grants Bail To Student Activist Sparsh Upadhyay9 March 2021 9:22 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Monday (08th March) granted bail to a student activist in connection with a case linked to the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last year. The Bench of Justice Mohd. Faiz Alam Khan granted bail to Activist Nitin Raj, U.P. vice-president of the All-India Students Association (AISA) while noting that his presence and the movement…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Monday (08th March) granted bail to a student activist in connection with a case linked to the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act last year. The Bench of Justice Mohd. Faiz Alam Khan granted bail to Activist Nitin Raj, U.P. vice-president of the All-India Students Association (AISA) while noting that his presence and the movement could be controlled by imposing suitable conditions. Case against him The FIR filed against Nitin Raj alleged that he, along with other co-accused persons participated in ‘Dharna Pardarshan’ against the passage of CAA and by his acts, the smooth flow of traffic was obstructed and that they were also posting inflammatory posts on social media. The case against him has been registered under Sections 145, 147, 149, 188, 353, 283, 427, and 505 (B) IPC and under Section 7 Criminal Law Amendment Act. It was submitted by his Counsel that in view of COVID-19 Pandemic, the applicant was released from the prison on 16th March 2020, however, he again surrendered before the trial court on 12th January 2021 and since then he is lodged in jail. It was also submitted that he is a student and is having no criminal antecedents and as the charge sheet has already been submitted, no useful purpose shall be served by further detention of the applicant in the prison. On the other hand, the A.G.A., opposed his prayer for bail on the ground that the applicant has taken part in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act passed by the Parliament and had created law and order situation at and around a heritage site and also obstructed the smooth flow of the traffic and also had altercations with by the local police and having regard to the seriousness of the matter, he is not entitled to be released on bail. Court’s observations Having heard submissions made by the counsel for the parties and having perused the record, the Court opined that nothing has been mentioned in the counter affidavit filed by the State whereby it may be inferred that during the release of the applicant from prison on 18th March 2020 he had indulged himself in any unsocial and unlawful activity. Further, the Court noted that the Charge sheet in the matter has already been filed and that his presence and the movement of the applicant could be controlled by imposing suitable conditions. His bail application was, thus, allowed and it was directed that he be released on bail on furnishing a personal bond with two sureties in the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned. Case title – Nitin Raj v. State of U.P. [BAIL No. – 1536 of 2021] Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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