The Eighth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate on Tuesday granted bail to 13 activists of Darsgah-e-Jihad-o-Shahadat (DJS) who were arrested on October 19 for staging a protest against an assistant commissioner of police.
The court ordered their release after furnishing two sureties of Rs 5000 each. The same court had earlier rejected the bail petition following opposition from public prosecutor on grounds that their release would lead to disturbances in the city. The defense counsel contended that the Mirchowk police have arrested the DJS activists on stringent IPC sections though the protest was peaceful.
A group of DJS had activists staged a sit-in against the alleged harassment of members of the minority community by ACP Mirchowk M Kishtaiah. On receiving court orders the Chanchanlguda jail authorities released the activists later in the evening. TOI