Natasha Narwal granted interim bail for three weeks after father dies due to COVID-19

The Pinjra Tod activist was arrested last year in connection with the riots in Northeast Delhi and was booked under the UAPA

Press Trust of India May 10, 2021 14:21:36 IST
Natasha Narwal granted interim bail for three weeks after father dies due to COVID-19

File image of Natasha Narwal. Twitter

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday granted bail to JNU student Natasha Narwal, arrested last year in May in connection with the communal riots in north-east Delhi, to perform the last rites of her father Mahavir Narwal who died during treatment for COVID-19 .

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and AJ Bhambhani granted interim bail to Narwal, a Pinjra Tod activist, for three weeks subject to her furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

The court granted the relief as her brother is also infected with COVID-19 and the state did not oppose the plea moved by her through advocate Adit S Pujari.

Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage) was founded in 2015 to make hostels and paying guest accommodations less restrictive for women students.

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JNU students Narwal and Kalita thanked their friends and well-wishers, many of whom gathered outside the jail, for supporting them during their year-long stay behind bars