The Kerala High Court granted anticipatory bail to filmmaker Aisha Sultana in the sedition case filed against her by the Kavaratti Police of Lakshadweep on Friday. The bench noticed that “The prosecution’s alleged offences do not appear to be attracted. She has no criminal history. She is unlikely to flee justice.”
A sedition case was filed against her after she made a controversial remark about bio-weapons during a discussion on Lakshadweep policies implemented by Praful Koda Patel on a Malayalam news channel.
The Kerala High Court granted her interim anticipatory bail for a week and ordered her to appear before police today for questioning under Section 41A of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
The Court stated in the order that she was entitled to the presence of her counsel during interrogation.
In the event of her arrest, the court ordered that she be released on interim anticipatory bail for one week on the execution of Rs 50,000 with two solvent sureties for the same amount, to the satisfaction of the arresting officer.