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Delhi HC grants bail to 8 accused in violence, vandalism outside Arvind Kejriwal’s home

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted bail to eight people arrested by Delhi Police over the recent incident of protest and vandalism outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. 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.

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The bench of Justice Asha Menon on Tuesday, while passing the order said, “Since the nature of the evidence is such, there is no possibility of the applicants tampering with the evidence or inducing or threatening any witness.”

“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,” she added.

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.

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Last week, the trial Court, denied bail to eight arrested persons namely Chander Kant Bhardwaj, Naveen Kumar, Neeraj Dixit, Sunny Jitender Singh Bisht, Pradeep Kumar Tiwari, Raju Kumar Singh and Bablu Kumar, said that such protesters had no regard even to the directions issued by the Delhi High Court which were communicated to them, as per the reply of Delhi Police, that no protest is allowed at CM house.

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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