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Elgar Parishad case: Accused Sudha Bharadwaj released from jail

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, was granted default bail by the Bombay High Court on December 1.

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Pune Published on: December 09, 2021 14:06 IST
Sudha Bharadwaj released from jail 
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Sudha Bharadwaj released from jail 

Highlights

  • Bharadwaj was arrested in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case in August 2018
  • Sudha Bharadwaj was lodged at the Byculla prison in Mumbai
  • Bombay HC had on December 1 allowed Bharadwaj's plea seeking default bail

Activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, was on Thursday released from a prison here on bail, after spending three years in jail.

Bharadwaj was granted default bail by the Bombay High Court on December 1. The HC had then directed a special NIA court to decide on the conditions to be imposed on her. 

On Wednesday, the special NIA court directed Bharadwaj to be released on bail on a bond of Rs 50,000.

Following the completion of formalities, Bharadwaj walked out of the Byculla women's prison on Thursday afternoon.

As she sat in a waiting car, Bharadwaj waved out at media persons waiting outside the jail.

Bharadwaj was arrested in August 2018 under provisions of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). 

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