Labour Activist Shiv Kumar Gets Bail in All Three Cases

Shiv Kumar got bail after 47 days in jail.

Labour activist Shiv Kumar, who is an associate of Dalit Labour Activist Nodeep Kaur has got bail from a Local Court in Sonepat District (Haryana) in all three cases registered against him.

Shiv Kumar is the president of Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, and he was arrested on 16th January, days after the arrest of Nodeep Kaur.

While in two cases, he was granted Bail on Wednesday (03rd March), in the third case, he has been granted Bail on Wednesday (03rd March), in the third case, he has been granted Bail today.

A local court in Haryana granted him bail in the first two cases on Wednesday, and in the final one on Thursday.

Both Shiv Kumar and Nodeep kaur were arrested after their protest against the alleged harassment of factory workers in the Kundli Industrial Area in Sonepat turned violent on 12 January.

Both of them were arrested in January on charges of extortion, theft and attempt to murder after they mobilised workers near Singhu border, which is the epicentre of farmer protests against the three agriculture laws. Kaur and her colleagues from the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan had staged a demonstration in the Kundli industrial area on January 12, near Singhu, outside a factory that had not paid wages to its workers.

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Kaur was released from jail last week, after the Punjab and Haryana High Court granted her bail in the third case registered against her on February 26. She got bail in the first two cases on February 12 and February 15.

After her release, Kaur had urged people to demand the release of Kumar, saying that he was not even present at the protest site on January 12, and yet was arrested and thrashed brutally.

Kaur’s allegations of Kumar’s custodial torture were supported by a medical report submitted by the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The report has shown that Kumar has sustained eight injuries, including multiple fractures, that are more than two weeks old.

In her third bail plea, Kaur too had alleged that she was severely beaten and tortured in police custody. The activist stated that she was “targeted and falsely implicated” because she had been successful in generating support for the farmers’ movement.

Kaur had also alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the police. However, the police have refuted the charges.

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