Delhi Riots Case: Court denied bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha; played an active role in the conspiracy of organizing riots, said the Court

Delhi Riots Case: Court denied bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha; played an active role in the conspiracy of organizing riots, said the Court

Bail plea of Asif Iqbal Tanha was dismissed by the Karkardooma Court in the Delhi Riots Case. Asif, a Jamia Milia Islamia Student was arrested under the Unlawful Activities and Prevention Act (UAPA).

The Matter: Delhi Police had filed an FIR against fifteen people in the Delhi riots case and Asif being one of them, was arrested. The Police also claimed that Asif was actively involved in instigating riots in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act and helped orchestrate the same. It was alleged that he was a key member of the protests against CAA and the riots followed by that.

Asif’s lawyer argued before the court that the organizations that Asif was not present at the time of rioting or wherever violence had taken place and that there was no evidence against him for being related to the conspiracy.

It was also submitted to the Court that the conspiracy was made and discussed through Whatsapp by making a group and the chats relating to the same were submitted in the chargesheet. The Special Public Prosecutor submitted that the statement of the witnesses clearly indicated the involvement of Asif in the conspiracy that led to riots, destruction of property, leading to injury and death of several people and opposed his bail plea.

Thus the court ordered:

“ Since there are reasonable grounds for believing that the accusation against the accused Asif Iqbal Tanha are prima   facie   true,   hence,   the embargo   created   by   Section   43D   of   UAPA applies for grant of bail to the accused. Hence, the present application for bail of accused Asif Iqbal Tanha is dismissed”.

It added that the provisions of UAPA were rightfully invoked and there were reasonable grounds to deny bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha.

Anusha Richa Mishra
"Let justice be done, though the heavens fall" I am Anusha Richa Mishra and I believe that justice is for everyone and the correct approach towards it is to spread awareness, to awaken, uplift and enable each and every individual so that they get what look wish for. I am a Graduate in Economics and am currently pursuing my degree of LLB from BVDU’s New Law College, Pune. I aspire to contribute to the society through my efforts and approach towards a just environment where we co-exist, follow the law and worship the Constitution.