New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A Delhi court Wednesday granted bail to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad-- accused of inciting people during an anti-CAA protest at Jama Masjid on December 20. Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau granted the relief to Azad and put certain conditions on him. The court has restrained him from visiting Delhi for 4 weeks and to not hold any dharna till elections in the Delhi (till February 16). Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau granted the relief to Azad on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 25,000.

The court also said that before going to Saharanpur if Azad wants to go anywhere, including Jama Masjid, in Delhi till 24 hours, police will go with him. 

During the verdict, the lawyer appearing for Azad said the Bhim Army chief faces threat in Uttar Pradesh.

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Azad's outfit had called for a protest march from Jama Masjid to Jantar Mantar against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act on December 20, without police permission. More than a dozen of people who were arrested in the case were granted bail by the court on January 9.

Earlier on Tuesday, The Delhi court while hearing the bail plea of Bhim Army Chief leader Chandrashekhar Azad had slammed he Delhi Police, saying, people can carry out peaceful protests anywhere. ""Jama Masjid is not in Pakistan where we are not allowed to protest. Peaceful protests take place in Pakistan as well," the Judge had said.

While the Judge asked about those charges, the Public Prosecutor pleaded for ignorance and told that he will find out in which the Judge had expressed surprise at the fact that the PP was not aware of the charges.

On December 20, 2019, Chandrasekhar was arrested from Daryaganj who holding a protest from Jama Masjid en route to Jantar Mantar. He was taken into a judicial custody for a period of 14 days. 

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