Labour And Women’s Rights Activist Nodeep Kaur Granted Bail In Extortion Case, But Will Remain In Jail
Nodeep Kaur. (Source: Rajveer Kaur, Nodeep’s sister)

Labour And Women’s Rights Activist Nodeep Kaur Granted Bail In Extortion Case, But Will Remain In Jail

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Activist Nodeep Kaur has been granted bail in connection with an extortion case registered against her.

However, the 23-year-old activist will have to remain in the jail as her bail plea in another case was rejected on Jan. 12.

Kaur is currently lodged at a Karnal jail.

She was granted bail by a court on Thursday in the case registered against her at the Kundli police station on Dec. 28 last year, a counsel said on Friday.

Kaur, a member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, is facing three cases, including charges of attempt to murder and extortion.

She was arrested for allegedly ‘gheraoing’ an industrial unit and demanding money from the company in Sonipat, the Haryana Police had said.

On Thursday, Punjab minister Aruna Chaudhary had urged the National Commission for Women to intervene and ensure the release of Nodeep Kaur.

Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary appealed to the NCW that the Punjab government through the state women's commission will lend legal assistance to Kaur.

The Haryana government should be directed to arrange a meeting of a delegation of the commission with the labour rights activist, the minister had said.

The Punjab State Commission for Women had sought a status report from the Sonipat Senior Superintendent of Police by Feb. 15 in Kaur's matter.

The chairperson of the Punjab panel, Manisha Gulati, said Kaur, a resident of Giadarh village of Muktsar district in Punjab, was arrested from the Kundli border.

She said through written communication, the Sonipat SSP has been directed to get the case of Kaur investigated by a senior officer.

On Feb. 8, the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes had asked an additional chief secretary in the state to intervene in the matter and ensure relief to her at the earliest.

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