A bail plea has been submitted on behalf of Neelam Azad, one of the accused in the Parliamentary security breach case, before the Patiala House Court in Delhi, as reported by Indian Express.
The plea argues that she was presented in court 29 hours after her arrest, which is claimed to have violated Article 22 of the Constitution.
The matter is scheduled for a hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Hardeep Kaur on 10 January.
The police have also requested permission to conduct polygraph tests on all the accused, along with additional tests on two specific individuals.
In her bail plea, Azad contends that she was not given sufficient time to discuss the circumstances of her arrest with the counsel appointed by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), potentially prejudicing her case.
Advocate Suresh Chaudhary, representing Azad, highlighted in the application that a single DLSA counsel was appointed for all the accused without providing them with any choice.
Apart from seeking approval for polygraph tests on all the accused, the Special Police in Delhi has submitted a modified application seeking narcotics and brain mapping tests specifically for accused Manoranjan D and Sagar Sharma.
The court is set to seek the consent of the accused for these tests on 5 January.
Manoranjan and Sagar, who jumped into the Lok Sabha hall and released smoke canisters, and Neelam Azad and another accused, Amol Shinde, who were apprehended for releasing smoke canisters outside the new Parliament building on 13 December, are all currently in police custody until 5 January.
Two additional individuals, Lalit Jha and Mahesh Kumawat, were previously arrested and presented in court. Jha, the main accused, is charged with destroying evidence related to the conspiracy.
Bhuvan Krishna is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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