bharadwaj: Elgar case: 3 years on, Sudha Bharadwaj likely to walk out of jail today | India News – Times of India


MUMBAI: Arrested over three years ago in the Elgar Parishad case, lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj (59) is likely to walk out from Byculla jail on Thursday morning. She was produced before the special NIA court on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court upheld the Bombay HC’s order granting default bail to her last week.
Imposing about 16 conditions, the special NIA judge said she must furnish cash security of Rs 50,000. “She shall reside within the jurisdiction of this court. She shall not leave the jurisdiction of this court at Mumbai on being released on bail, without permission of this court,” special judge DE Kothalikar said.
The court also said Bharadwaj has to attend trial regularly and it should not be delayed due to her.
Bharadwaj was brought before the court at around 11.35 am. She smiled as she met her lawyer in court. Her daughter too was present. As the procedures at the sessions court were completed only before 6 pm, the jail could not process her release before its deadline. Last week, the HC had directed she be produced before the special NIA court so that it can set her bail amount and conditions.
The special NIA court also said that she is to submit a list of at least three blood relatives with their detailed residential and work addresses and documentary proof of showing the correctness of the details produced by her.
The court also said she is not to make any statement regarding the proceedings pending before the court, in any form of media. Bharadwaj’s advocate Yug Chaudhary, however, opposed this and said that her fundamental rights should not be stifled.

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