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Delhi Riots: Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Devangana Kalita's Plea Seeking Copies Of Video Footage From Jafrabad Violence

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9 Dec 2020 5:36 AM GMT
Delhi Riots: Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Devangana Kalitas Plea Seeking Copies Of Video Footage From Jafrabad Violence
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The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Delhi Police to file its response in a writ petition moved by Pinjra Tod activist, Devangana Kalita, seeking copies of the video footage pertaining to violence during an anti-CAA protest at Jafrabad on February 23. A Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has granted three weeks' time to the authority to file a counter affidavit....

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The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Delhi Police to file its response in a writ petition moved by Pinjra Tod activist, Devangana Kalita, seeking copies of the video footage pertaining to violence during an anti-CAA protest at Jafrabad on February 23.

A Single Bench of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait has granted three weeks' time to the authority to file a counter affidavit. Further, a week's time is given to the Petitioner to file a rejoinder in response to the said affidavit.

The matter will now be taken up on January 7, 2021.

Devangana was arrested by the Delhi Police on May 23 in relation to the FIR registered over Jafrabad sit-in protest. After being granted bail in that case, she was re-arrested in another FIR registered by Crime Branch under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, in relation to alleged conspiracy behind Delhi riots.

She was recently granted bail by the Delhi High Court on a finding that the Delhi police had failed to produce any material to show that she instigated women of a particular community or gave hatred speech leading to violence.

No Material Produced By Delhi Police To Show That Devangana Kalita Instigated Violence Or Gave Hate Speech: Delhi HC

Devangana has since been demanding copies of the video footage relating to violent incidents in Jafrabad. Earlier, she had moved the Trial Court stating that even though a final report had been filed by the Delhi Police, she was not provided with the electronic material that formed part of such report.

Her request was however denied by the Court of a Metropolitan Magistrate, stating that the plea was 'premature' and the Court is yet to take cognizance of the final report.

Case Title: Devangana Kalita v. State of NCT of Delhi

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