Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Jammu Court grants Deepika Rajawat anticipatory bail in case over Tweet

A Principal Sessons Judge at Jammu has allowed the anticipatory bail plea

preferred by Advocate Deepika Rajawat in the case registered against her over a tweet posted on the occasion of Navratri.

The order was passed 28/10/20 by Judge Sanjeev Gupta. The Judge opined that Rajawat deserved interim protection from arrest in this case.

Accordingly, the Judge has directed that if Rajawat is arrested, she is to be released on interim bail till the next date of hearing, subject to furnishing surety and personal bond to the tune of Rs 50,000. Rajawat has also been asked to cooperate with the probe.

Rajawat's October 19 tweet, which sparked a furore amongst sections of social media, is the following:

Deepika Rawat had submitted that the BJP IT cell gave "communal colour" to her tweet. She had stated that the tweet in question aimed to highlight the increasing number of rapes in the country.

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