A Delhi Court on Tuesday extended the police custody of Pinjra Tod activists, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, by two more days in relation with an FIR registered alleging conspiracy behind riots in North East Delhi on February 24.
Pinjra Tod activists were arrested by Delhi police on May 23, in connection with an FIR relating to anti-CAA protests at Jafrabad on February 23.
The two Pinjra tod activists were first arrested in relation to FIR No. 48/2020 registered by Jafrabad police for offences under IPC sections such as 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 341(wrongful restraint), and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).
The Duty Magistrate, Ajeet Narayan, noted on May 24 that the only non-bailable offence of Pinjra Tod activists in the FIR was Section 353 IPC, which was not prima facie attracted.
He had also observed that the accused were merely protesting against the NRC and CAA without violence, and have strong roots in the society and are well educated.
Considering that the investigation in this case was in its initial stages, the Judge directed their custody to be given to the Crime Branch for two days. It was further ordered in Pinjra tod activists case that their medical examination would be conducted as per rules, and that Narwal and Kalita would be produced before concerned Court again on Tuesday, May 26.
This remand was further extended by two more days.