Papri Banerjee Gets Interim Anticipatory Bail

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Justice Hitesh Kumar Sharma stated: "Considering the materials available before the court as of now, this court is of the view that till a final decision is taken on this application, on perusal of the materials in the case diary, the petitioner be allowed to remain on interim pre-arrest bail till the date fixed."

The Gauhati High Court has granted interim anticipatory bail to Papri Banerjee, Assistant Professor at Icon College, arrested for making controversial statements regarding the Pulwama attack. However, she went missing shortly after the FIR was filed. She was suspended from college with immediate effect for posting objectionable remarks on Facebook.

A case was registered against Papri Banerjee under Sections 294/505/507 IPC read with Section 66 of the Information Technology Act.