In a case involving the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, a Delhi sessions court has granted Ishrat Jahan bail, which might lead to her release from judicial prison.
Jahan, a former Congress councillor, has been detained since February 26, 2020, on charges of involvement in the northeast Delhi riots, according to Delhi police. She was detained at a protest site in New Delhi's Khajuri Khas against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
The bail was granted by Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat of the Karkardooma Court, according to Bar and Bench. The UAPA case is in response to the controversial FIR 59/2020, which names a number of activists, attorneys, and students as defendants.
The case indicates a bigger conspiracy behind the riots, and police assertions have been contested by media reports, notably The Wire, and other sources.