Labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday in an attempt to murder case, and is likely to be released. She was arrested on January 12. Along with the bail plea, the court had also taken suo motu cognisance of her alleged illegal detention.
Kaur, 24, is charged in three cases, including attempt to murder and extortion. She has already been granted bail in the other two cases.
In her bail plea, Kaur, a member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, had claimed she was physically assaulted in police as well as judicial custody after her arrest by the Sonipat police in January. She also claimed her medical examination was not conducted, in violation of Section 54 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Kaur is lodged in Karnal jail in Haryana.