The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay the Delhi high court order of granting bail to three activists accused in Delhi riots conspiracy case.
The SC, however, issued notice to 3 student activists Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Asif Ibqbal Tanha on Delhi Police appeal against the High court order of granting bail to them.
While hearing the Delhi Police appeal against the bail, the Supreme court said “the high court judgements will “not to be treated as precedent by any Court” to give similar reliefs.
A bench of Justices Hemant Gupta and V Ramasubramanian made it clear that the bails granted to these student activists will not be affected for the time-being.
The Delhi High Court on June 15 had granted bail to 3 student activists saying that in an anxiety to suppress dissent the State has blurred the line between right to protest and terrorist activity and if such a mindset gains traction, it would be a “sad day for democracy”.