Srinagar: A local court on Monday granted interim bail till the next date of hearing, June 18, to Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Asiya Andrabi and two of her associates in a case under FIR no 13/2018 Section 13A of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The court directed police station Soura to immediately release the accused.
Asiya Andrabi and her two associates, Fahmeeda and Nahida Naseen, were arrested from Anchidora area of Anantnag district for allegedly organising violent student protests that involved stone-pelting on government forces, and instigating people to boycott the parliamentary by-elections for the Anantnag seat.
The court had earlier called for the case report from police station Soura where Asiya Andrabi and her associates were booked.
The court after perusing the case dairies and the report submitted by police station Soura, and after hearing arguments from Asiya’s counsel, found sufficient grounds to grant interim bail to the accused.
Prior to this FIR against them, Aasiya and her associates were arrested by police station Anantnag and were charged under Section 18/20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. They were granted bail by a court in Anantnag but police did not release them and instead booked them under another FIR at police station Soura.