Delhi

Court allows Bhim Army chief to visit Delhi

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. File

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. File   | Photo Credit: G.P. Sampath Kumar

He can come to city for medical and election purposes, but has to keep DCP in the loop

A Delhi court on Tuesday modified its previous order granting bail to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was arrested in connection with the anti-CAA protest in Daryaganj last month, allowing him to visit Delhi for medical and election purposes.

However, the court directed Mr. Azad to inform the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) about the schedule of his visits. He is also required to stay at the local address given in the application.

Mr. Azad later released a statement on Twitter accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide and destroying the “Ganga-Jamuni” culture in the country.

He said he along with his supporters would stop the party from coming to power in Delhi.

‘Confidence booster’

The Bhim Army chief said the court’s decision would further strengthen the public confidence in the judiciary. He called it a victory of the Constitution.

In an apparent reference to the ongoing protest at Shaheen Bagh, Mr. Azad said he would now be able to visit those sisters and mothers who had been agitating in Delhi and listen to their woes.

The court had granted bail to Mr. Azad on January 15. However, in its order, the court had barred him from entering Delhi for the next four weeks in view of the Assembly elections.

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