Delhi Police Challenged Gulfisha Fatima

  • 10-Jun-2021
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The Delhi Police challenged the plea by student activist Gulfisha Fatima who is accused in a case related to communal violence in north east Delhi last year. She claimed that her detention in judicial custody was illegal and invalid.

The court was hearing a plea by Fatima seeking for a direction to release her in a Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) case relating to alleged larger conspiracy that led to the north east Delhi riots in February last year.

The police said the habeas corpus petition filed by Fatima is not maintainable and it is nothing but a blatant abuse of the process of law and deserves to the dismissed with cost.

A vacation bench of Justices Rekha Palli and Amit Bansal asked Fatima's counsel to file rejoinder to the state's response and listed the matter for further hearing on June 18.



The response filed by advocates Amit Mahajan and Rajat Nair, representing the Delhi Police, claimed that the plea filed by the woman was false, frivolous and vexatious and also abuse and misuse of the process of law.

The petition has been filed on baseless, concocted, motivated and absurd facts and circumstances of the case. There is no cause of action in the present matter. The petition is absolutely misconceived, unmerited and being devoid of merits of the case,