TDN World Desk: A day after after they were arrested for allegedl involvement in inciting people and funding delhi violence, the three Popular Front of india’s (PFI) leaders were granted bail.
The three leaders include PFI Delhi president parvez Ahmed, State Secretary Mohammed Illyas.
Metropolitan Magistrate Prabh Deep Kaur granted them bail and asked the investigating officer (IO) to explain by March 17 as to why they were not granted bail, despite the alleged offences being bailable.
On friday,the court stated in its order, Deccan Herald quotes, “It is a settled principle that in bailable offences, it is the duty of the IO to offer bail to the accused persons at the first instance.
“There is no explanation by the IO as to why he had not offered bail to the accused persons at the first instance as per the constitutional as well as procedural mandate and therefore, let a written explanation be called from the IO concerned with respect to his failure to offer bail to the accused persons in bailable offences as per the constitutional and procedural mandate returnable on March 17”.
This is not the first time PFI members have been arrested. In January, the Yogi adityanath government in UP had arrested 25 PFI members, including its Wasim ahmed, they were later released on bail.
In december last year,the Assam BJP government held PFI’s state president Aminul Haque and office secretary Muzammel Hoque based on allegation that the they had the anti-CAA violence in Assam. They too were released after the police failed to produce any substantial evidence against them.