KERELA HIGH COURT GRANTS ANTICIPATORY BAIL TO AISHA SULTANA IN SEDITION CASE
The Kerala High Court has on Friday granted Anticipatory Bail to Aisha Sultana in the Sedition Case.
Justice Ashok Menon handed the order on bail utility filed via way of means of the Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana looking for anticipatory bail after an FIR was registered in opposition to her below Section 124A and 153B of IPC.
The filmmaker was booked for her comments on a media channel that the Centre had deployed Covid 19 as a 'bio weapon' in opposition to the people of Lakshadweep. Accordingly, she was requested to appear before the Kavaratti Police Station on twentieth June 2021, which precipitated the bail utility.
The Single Bench had on 17th June granted her an intervening time anticipatory bail for a week, at the same time granting her the right to invoke Section 41D CrPC, implying that if an arrest is recorded after her interrogation, she is entitled to call for the presence of her counsel.
She was additionally directed to conform with the notice and appear before the involved authorities through the stated intervening time order. As a result, it's far said that she seemed before the Kavaratti Police Station at the given date.
Thereafter, the Lakshadweep Administration had on Thursday filed an application that Aisha Sultana had certainly abused the intervening time safety granted through the Court via means of violating the prevailing Covid protocol of the Union Territory.
The utility sought permission to file a warning notice issued through the Chairman of Disaster Management Authority to the accused in the bail for the pending matter before the Court. It was advised by way the Administration that this record turned into essential to determine the rely.
The warning notice was issued to the filmmaker for allegedly violating the the necessary domestic quarantine as counseled via way of means of the Authority, thereby setting the lives of interrogating officer at risk.
The essential contention in the stated utility was that her behaviour turned into inconsistent together along with her protests in opposition to the Centre's relaxation of Covid regulations at the islands. The Standing Counsel Manu S on behalf of the Administration had additionally pressed that she had no regard for the regulations imposed to interrupt the chain of the ongoing pandemic.