Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad entered the court premises to be produced before the metropolitan magistrate, his followers chanted “Raavan-Raavan”.
There was a heated argument of about five minutes between journalists and police officials, before the scribes were allowed to go inside the court. When they entered, they narrated the whole incident to the judge Arjinder Kaur who passed directions that the proceedings will be held in-camera.
The court then reserved the order on Azad’s judicial remand and bail application, and said it will pronounce the order in a while.
Metropolitan Magistrate Arjinder Kaur dismissed his bail plea, saying, “At this stage, court is of the considered view that substantial grounds for granting bail to the accused are not made out.”
Aazad who was arrested in connection with the violence in Old Delhi’s Daryaganj was sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. While awaiting the court’s orders, Aazad was seated in the courtroom surrounded by about 15 of his followers.
He told them that the government ‘burned’ Assam by implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and they are trying to create an issue of Hindu-Muslim divide by the amended citizenship act.