Delhi court grants bail to woman who threw ink at Kejriwal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jan 22, 2016 21:35 IST
Bhawna Arora, the woman who threw ink at Arvind Kejriwal was granted bail on Friday. (HT Photo)

A Delhi court on Friday granted bail to a woman who allegedly threw ink at chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at a ‘thanksgiving’ rally that the Delhi government had organised after the completion of the road rationing scheme.

The court said there was no purpose in keeping Bhawna Arora (26) behind bars and granted her bail when she furnished of a bond of Rs 10,000 and a surety of the same sum.

“Considering the facts that the applicant has remained in jail since January 18, it appears to me that no useful purpose shall be served by keeping the applicant behind bars...Considering the totality of circumstances, the applicant is admitted to bail,” said additional sessions judge Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal.

Advocate Pradeep Rana, appearing for Arora, said his client accepted that it was not right to throw ink at the head of the state.

The probe agency, however, opposed the bail plea on the ground that the accused committed an offence against the head of state and the matter was still under investigation.

Arora, who claimed to be a member of the Punjab unit of Aam Aadmi Sena — a splinter group of Delhi’s ruling AAP — was booked for obstructing a public servant in discharge of duty and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.

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