Nodeep Kaur granted bail by Punjab & Haryana HC, prone to be launched

Nodeep Kaurs

Labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday in an try and homicide case, and is prone to be launched. She was arrested on January 12. Along with the bail plea, the court docket had additionally taken suo motu cognisance of her alleged unlawful detention.

Kaur, 24, is charged in three instances, together with try and homicide and extortion. She has already been granted bail within the different two instances.

In her bail plea, Kaur, a member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, had claimed she was bodily assaulted in police in addition to judicial custody after her arrest by the Sonipat police in January. She additionally claimed her medical examination was not performed, in violation of Section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Kaur is lodged in Karnal jail in Haryana.

In court docket, the Haryana Police had denied the allegations, saying Kaur had not raised any such matter both in entrance of the medical officer or the chief judicial Justice of the Peace (CJM). The police additionally submitted that Kaur had made a “proactive speech” stating they’d “attack police”, earlier than her arrest.

Justice Avneesh Jhingan had on Wednesday adjourned the listening to on the bail plea to at this time after the Haryana Police did not submit a medical report back to the court docket. “She (Kaur) was medically examined but the said report has not been placed on record by the State, rather only a medico-legal report under Section 54 CrPC is placed on record,” Justice Avneesh Jhingan mentioned.

Nodeep’s sister Rajvir had earlier instructed The Indian Express: “Nodeep joined the (farmers’) protest at Singhu in November. She was also fighting for labourers who didn’t get wages regularly. On January 12, she was protesting near a factory in Kundli when police picked her up… I met her and she told me cops assaulted her in custody.”