Advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj after getting released from Byculla Jail in Mumbai (Photo/ANI)
Advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj after getting released from Byculla Jail in Mumbai (Photo/ANI)

Advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj released from Mumbai's Byculla jail

ANI | Updated: Dec 09, 2021 14:16 IST


Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 9 (ANI): Advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, who was recently granted default bail by the Bombay High Court in the Bhima Koregaon case was released from Byculla jail in Mumbai on Thursday.
On December 1, the High Court had granted Bharadwaj default bail, saying, that the extension of time for investigation and detention under provisions of Section 43D(2) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure had not been done by a court of competent jurisdiction.
The High Court, however, directed a Mumbai special NIA court to take up the case on December 8 and decide on the conditions of her bail and date of release.
Bharadwaj was arrested on August 28, 2018. Bhardwaj, one of the several civil liberties activists in the Bhima Koregaon case, has been booked under stringent provisions of the UAPA for an alleged conspiracy to topple the government.
The High Court said the guarantee of personal liberty under Article 21 (right to life) of the Constitution cannot be thwarted on technical grounds that her plea for default bail was premature.
Earlier on Monday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sought urgent listing of its plea before the Supreme Court challenging the Bombay High Court's order of granting default bail to advocate-activist Sudha Bharadwaj, who was arrested and had been in jail for over two years in the Bhima Koregaon case. (ANI)

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