Bengaluru court grants bail to Amulya Leona who raised pro-Pakistan slogans at anti-CAA rally

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A Bengaluru court on Thursday granted bail to Amulya Leona, who raised the slogan of 'Pakistan zindabad' at an anti-CAA-NRC rally on February 20.

 

The case was ongoing in the lower courts and Bangalore high court for near about four months after which Amulya Leona can secure conditional bail.

The 19-year-old activist was arrested on February 20 for shouting “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans at an anti-CAA rally, organised by the Hindu-Muslim-Sikh-Issai Federation. The rally was also attended by AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.

She was charged with sedition for her actions in the presence of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

The court granted the bail after hearing the bail application filed by her advocate.

The advocate said that "the petitioner is just a 19-year-old and she is studying. She shouted 'Pakistan Zindabad' but she never mentioned Pakistan as her country”.

Noronha’s advocate, R Prasanna, said that she will be released from the Bengaluru Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara on Friday. 

She was granted bail against a surety of Rs 1 lakh and on the condition that she would not influence witnesses in the matter.

Earlier on Wednesday, the City Civil and Sessions Court Justice Vidyadhar Shirahatti had rejected the bail application filed by Amulya Leona, saying that she might abscond. 

However, the magistrate court granted her a “default bail” since Bengaluru police had failed to file a charge sheet in the case within the mandated 90 days period.

 

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