Relief for Aarfa Khanam
Congress leader Aarfa Khanam heaved a sigh of relief after the Delhi High Court stayed trial court proceedings in FIR registered over resistance to demolition drive in Shaheen Bagh months ago.
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Advocate Ajeet Shukla, MZ Khan and Noor Alam appeared for Khanam, reported BarandBench.com.
The development ensued in a plea filed by Khanam, a lawyer by profession.
The FIR was registered under Sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duties) and Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) read with Section 195 (prosecution for contempt of lawful authority of public servants) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), reported BarandBench.com.
Other accused in the FIR include Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, Mohd Hedayatullah, Parvez Alam Khan, Ashu Khan, Mohd Jabir, reported livelaw.in.
It was on May 9 when Aarfa and some other local leaders had arrived in Shaheen Bagh to stop the civic agency’s anti-encroachment drive. Videos of the event of Aarfa with bandage on his leg resisting the move had gone viral.
The local leaders, including Aarfa, were detained to be released later on. Then Aarfa’s photo standing on the bulldozer had gone literally viral as it has made to the front page in several national Hindi and Urdu dailies.
An advocate by profession, Lucknow-born Aarfa is a Congress leader who this time around was ticket seeker from the party from Abul Fazal Enclave seat.