Congress Leader Ishrat Jahan Arrested For Allegedly Inciting Violence During Delhi Riots

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On Saturday, Congress leader Ishrat Jahan was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody for trying to incite people during the North-east Delhi violence

Written By Ananya Varma | Mumbai | Updated On:

On Saturday, former Municipal Councillor and current Congress leader Ishrat Jahan was arrested and sent to 14-day judicial custody for trying to incite people during the violence in North-east Delhi. Ishrat Jahan was mentioned in a Delhi Police FIR and was accused of giving provocative speeches during the time of extreme communal tension in North-East Delhi. The police have stated that her speech had incited the mob to lead an attack as well. The police has also mentioned the names of 5-7 other local Congress leaders who were involved in the mob attack.

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Jahan had been previously arrested by the police on February 26 for her provocation and charged under sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 307 (attempt to murder), among other sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act. Now she has been taken into judicial custody. 

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'Does not deserve bail at this stage' 

On Friday, Ishrat Jahan's bail plea was rejected by a Delhi Court headed by Additional Sessions Judge Naveen Gupta. While pronouncing his order, Judge Naveen Gupta had said, “The nature of the case slapped against Jahan is very serious. When the law enforcement personnel are attacked in the manner as reflected in FIR and that too, in full public view, such deeds erodes the public confidence in the ability of police officers to do their duty… The accused (Jahan), despite being a woman, does not deserve bail at this stage.”

Jahan had been protesting at Delhi's Khureji Khas against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) since January 13. She was allegedly involved in blocking Khajuri Khas road along with other protesters as well. 

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