Court grants bail to Bhim Army chief, bars him from staying in Delhi
New Delhi : In a significant move, a Delhi Court on Wednesday granted bail to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and bared him from staying in the national capital.
He was arrested by the Delhi Police for his alleged connection in the Daryaganj violence case.
His lawyer defended him by claiming that Chandrashekar Azad was arrested by the Delhi cops without any evidence in connection with anti-CAA protests against him.
"I think the court’s comments should become a precedent for the country. The Public Prosecutor at the behest of police tried to make this a communal issue. We told the court that the government has a problem with Azad because he made the CAA-NPR-NRC an issue for everyone. The Court also sought evidence," Pracha had told ANI.
The latest development has come after he was arrested on December 21 last year after he held a protest march at Jama Masjid against the CAA. He was arrested and sent to judicial custody till January 18 at the Tihar jail.
The arrest was made after he was charged with rioting, unlawful assembly and inciting the mob to indulge in violence after vandalism in Delhi’s Daryaganj area.
Ahead of the court’s decision, Bhim Army supporters held protests at the Jantar Mantar and demanded immediate release of Azad.