Delhi High Court grants interim bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha for preparation and drafting of final year bachelor’s degree program
The Delhi High Court granted interim bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, who is to stand trial in the larger Delhi Riots conspiracy case, allowing him to pass his three backlog exams to complete his bachelor’s degree program (with mention).
A divisional bench composed of Judge Siddharth Mridul and Judge Anup J. Bhambhani granted Tanha a provisional bail of 14 days on condition that he remains in the custody of 2 prison guards in the establishment assigned to him, that he bears the costs and that he takes care of a laptop computer and a basic mobile phone, not being a smart phone, which would be handed over to the Special Unit for forensic audit purposes at the end of the said period.
Tanha will be released on June 13 and his provisional bail will end on June 26.
“On a review of the facts and circumstances, and in particular that it is imperative for the candidate to pass his 03 remaining backlog / compartment exams to complete his BA (Hons.) (Persian) program, and on Based on the terms and conditions agreed between the parties’ lawyers, this court considers that the applicant should be granted provisional custody on bail. “ The court ordered.
Conditions of bail for Tanha
Tanha will remain at FABHOTEL-LE-GRAND Kalkaji, New Delhi under the care of 2 prison guards who would be delegated for this purpose by the prison director. He will also bear all the costs, costs and expenses relating to the 2 rooms of the said establishment, one to be occupied by him and the other to be occupied by the two assistant supervisors throughout the period of custody.
It was further ordered that he deposit the sum of 50,000 rupees / – (fifty thousand rupees only) in advance with the relevant prison superintendent by 10 June at the latest.
In addition, the Court also ordered that during the period of provisional release on bail, he will not invite any visitors or guests to the said facility, including family members, friends, classmates or any other nobody.
“For its use in the exams, the candidate must provide a laptop and a basic mobile phone (not a smart phone) via his pairokar, which computer would be handed over to the SHO, PS: Special Cell, to be checked; and afterwards having carried out the required verifications, the laptop and mobile phone would be returned to the applicant in said establishment by the SHO, PS: Special cell on 13.06.2021 before 10 am for the use of the applicant. ” the court ordered.
In addition, it was also directed as follows:
“The candidate undertakes not to use the laptop or mobile phone or the dongle / mobile access point device for purposes other than for the purposes of studying, preparing for and taking said exams ; except that the candidate will have the right to make phone calls to family and / or lawyer up to a total of 10 minutes per day individually (but not with a third party) and not in a conference call. “
“The applicant will hand over the laptop and cell phone for forensic audit to SHO, PS: Special Cell, upon expiration of said period. SHO, PS Special Cell, on its part, agrees that at the time where the requester delivers -on the laptop and mobile phone as aforementioned, the SHO would provide the requester with a copy of the entire browsing history / cookies on the laptop and of the SMS and internet records. calls on the mobile phone, through the plaintiff’s lawyer; and complete the forensic audit and return the laptop and mobile phone to counsel as soon as possible, and in any event within 03 weeks following receipt of the devices. ” the order indicates.
Title: ASIF IQBAL TANHA c. STATE OF DELHI NCT
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