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Delhi court seeks response from police on bail pleas of 6 arrested in Daryaganj protest

Violence broke out in Daryaganj on 20 December when clashes between police and protesters turned violent, resulting in police using water canons and lathi-charging people.

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New Delhi: A court on Tuesday sought response of Delhi Police on bail pleas filed by six of those arrested in connection with a violent protest at Daryaganj.

Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar asked the police to file reply by December 28.

A magistrate court had on Monday rejected the bail pleas of all the 15 arrested in the case and sent then to 14 days judicial custody.

Later in the day, nine others arrested in the case also moved the sessions court seeking bail.

The court has put up the matter for hearing on December 26.

The magistrate court had on Monday noted that violence was committed when the alleged protest was going on against the provisions of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

It noted that police officers were assaulted and criminal force was used upon them by pelting stones and such incidents create panic in the society.

Violence broke out in the area on December 20 when a group of agitating demonstrators resorted to stone-pelting after police tried to forcefully evict them.

In the melee, one car was set on fire and several others were damaged.

Also read: Delhi court refuses to grant bail to 15 arrested for Daryaganj violence


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