High Court to hear appeal for bail of activist Nodeep Kaur on Wednesday

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On February 13, the High Court heard of the suo motu case (File)

New Delhi:

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana will hear on Wednesday an application for bail of workers’ rights activist Nodeep Kaur, arrested for extortion and attempted murder.

The 23-year-old workers’ rights activist’s request for bail was heard on Monday, but at the request of Haryana’s lawyer, Judge Avneesh Jhingan adjourned the case until February 24.

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The court will now hear Mr Kaur’s request for bail as well as the case concerning his unlawful detention on Wednesday. Ms Kaur faces three cases which include charges of attempted murder and extortion.

A member of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan and resident of Giadarh village in Muktsar, Punjab, Ms. Kaur is being held in a Karnal prison after being arrested for allegedly looting an industrial unit and demanding money from the company in the Sonipat from Haryana on January 12.

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She was “falsely involved” in cases registered under Article 307 (attempted murder) of the IPC and other provisions by the Sonipat police, her lawyer said.

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Previously, Nodeep Kaur had secured bail in two of the cases, mostly related to extortion charges.

On February 13, the High Court heard suo motu of the case relating to the alleged unlawful confinement of Ms. Kaur and sent a notice of petition to the Haryana government for its response on February 24.

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