News Desk: A local court in Delhi on Tuesday granted bail to freelance journalist Mandeep Punia, who was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 30 from Singhu border where farmers are protesting against the three farm laws. The court has granted Punia the bail on the condition that he will furnish the bail sum of ₹25,000 and said he must not jump the bail and appear before it regularly. He was also asked not to leave the country without the permission of the court.
“It is well settled legal principle of law that bail is a rule and jail is an exception,” the court had said while granting bail to the journalist.
Punia was arrested on the grounds of misbehaving with the police personnel on duty and obstructing a public servant from discharging its duties during the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border. He was arrested while covering the clashes that broke out at the protest site last week.