KOCHI: The Kerala HC on Thursday granted interim anticipatory bail to Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sultana in the sedition case against her.
Justice Ashok Menon directed her to appear before the investigating officer on June 20. If she is to be arrested after interrogation, she should be released on interim anticipatory bail for a week upon executing a bond with sureties, the court ordered. If her arrest is required, the court should be informed, the bench directed.
Senior advocate P Vijaya Bhanu, who represented the applicant, had argued that the alleged remark, that the Central government used Covid-19 as a bioweapon in Lakshadweep, was mistakenly made during a news channel discussion and she had expressed regret when she realised it.