A Delhi court on Tuesday accepted the bail plea of independent journalist Mandeep Punia, arrested by the Delhi Police from the farmers’ demonstration site on Singhu Border. Protest granted him this bail on a personal bond of Rs 25,000. Punia can now be released till evening or tomorrow. Mandeep accused him of implicating himself in a fake case. Punia was arrested on Sunday for misbehaving with the policemen posted at the farmers’ demonstration site along the Singhu border.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satbir Singh Lamba said that the complainants, victims and witnesses are all policemen. Justice said that there was no possibility that the accused could influence a police officer. Sections 186 (intentionally obstructing public servant’s work), 353 (beating or use of force against a government servant doing duty) and 332 (intentional injury to a public servant doing duty) against Poonia. Deliver) was registered under FIR.
The court said that the accused will not commit any such offence or any other offence during release on bail. The accused will not tamper with the evidence in any way. The court directed that the accused be produced when the investigating agency required it. Also, the court has directed Poonia not to go out of the country without her prior permission. The Delhi Police protested against Punia’s bail, saying he could provoke the protesters and create a nuisance at the protest site with a group of different people and obstruct the investigation.
The FIR against Punia states that he came in physical contact with a constable and attempted to cross the barricades established by the police. A senior police officer had told The Indian Express that he misbehaved and said that there was some tampering. On Sunday, another journalist, Dharmender Singh, was also picked up by the police along with Mandeep for a while, but later left after seeing his Press ID. Police said Mandeep Punia works as a freelancer for The Caravan and Janpath.