Delhi High Court has granted bail to eight people who were arrested in a case related to the protest and the vandalism outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in March.
The court noted that the accused have been in custody for 14 days and the evidence collected, so far, is of such nature that they cannot tamper with it.
“Others who had been identified in photos have been issued notices under Section 41A (of the) CrPC and are also participating in the investigations. Thus, the continued custody of the applicants (accused) in jail is not called for only because some investigations are still going on,” Justice Asha Menon said in an order passed on Tuesday.
The eight arrested people had approached the high court for relief after their bail pleas were dismissed by the trial court. They were arrested on March 31.
On March 30, protestors, led by BJP Yuva Morcha national president and MP Tejasvi Surya, were holding a demonstration against Arvind Kejriwal’s remarks on the controversial movie ‘The Kashmir Files’, which is based on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley after the outbreak of terrorism.
The Chief Minister’s residence is located at 6, Flag Staff Road in Delhi. The protest started around 11:30 am on March 30. The Delhi Police had said proper arrangements were put in place but some 15-20 protestors managed to reach the Flag Staff Road.
They were immediately removed, police had said.
Some of protesters, around 1 pm, breached two barricades and reached outside Mr Kejriwal’s residence where they shouted slogans and vadalised property, police had said.
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