New Delhi: Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Gilani, arrested under sedition charges in connection with a Press Club event here, was granted bail by a court here which observed that no purpose would be served by keeping him in jail.
Additional Sessions Judge Deepak Garg granted the relief to Gilani on furnishing a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with one surety of the like amount.
“In the circumstances of this case, in my view, no purpose would be be served by keeping the applicant (Gilani) in judicial custody anymore pending further investigation. There is no allegation of the State that there is any apprehension of the accused fleeing from justice,” the court said.
The judge also said that Gilani “shall not leave the jurisdiction of Delhi without permission of the court” while asking him to surrender his passport before the court.
During the arguments, Gilani’s counsel Satish Tamta said that there were no evidences against him that he raised the alleged anti-Indian slogans, claiming that as per the FIR itself, the people raising slogans there were stopped by office bearers of the Press Club of India (PCI) and and asked to leave the venue to which they agreed to.
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