Student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita walked out of Tihar prison on Thursday late evening after a court here ordered their immediate release in the northeast Delhi riots “conspiracy” case.
The order came two days after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Narwal, Kalita and Tanha, who were arrested in May last year under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
A senior jail official said Kalita and Narwal were released around 7 pm and Tanha around 7.30 pm.
Speaking to the media, over a joy Kalita said, “We are women who are not scared of them. We survived because we received tremendous support from friends, from well-wishers. And, I thank them all.”
However, The apex court is expected to hear on Friday the police’s challenge to Delhi High Court’s bail order, with solicitor-general Tushar Mehta likely to appear for the government.