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Delhi Court Allows Ishrat Jahan to Practice Law Outside NCR After Modifying Order in 2020 Riots Case

In a recent development, former Delhi Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan has been granted permission to practise law beyond the National Capital Region (NCR). She was earlier granted regular bail in the 2020 Delhi riots case with a condition to not leave the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi.

Jahan, who is a practising advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi, had requested the modification of the bail order citing her good conduct and compliance with the court’s orders since the grant of bail.

The Additional Sessions Judge Sameer Bajpai of Karkardooma Courts considered Jahan’s plea and noted that there was no evidence of her breaching any bail conditions. The prosecution opposed the application, but the court found it just to modify the condition based on Jahan’s conduct post bail.

As per the modified order, Jahan is not allowed to leave the territory of India without prior permission from the court and must refrain from engaging in any criminal activity. The court’s decision comes after careful consideration of the circumstances presented by both the applicant and the prosecution.

This modification in the bail conditions provides Jahan with the opportunity to expand her legal practice beyond the NCR while ensuring that she complies with the court’s directives and remains within the boundaries of the law.


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