Thampi, who will be sent to Tihar Jail until he is granted bail, was arrested by the ED in connection with a case of alleged money laundering in which the agency is probing the role of Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, and arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.
On Tuesday, ASJ Lau directed Azad to provide the schedule of his visit to the DCP concerned, and mark his attendance before him wherever he intends to visit Delhi for medical treatment or for the purpose of elections.
The case had come to light after a report submitted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) to the Bihar government on May 26, 2018, claimed that some minor girls at the shelter house were being sexually abused.
Manoj and Pradeep were convicted under Sections 376 (D), 376 (2) (i), 363, 342, 201, 307 and 34 of the IPC and Section 6 of the POCSO Act. The offences carry a maximum punishment of life imprisonment. The court fixed January 30 for arguments on quantum of sentence.
In some riot-cum-murder cases, police clubbed hundreds of murders that took place at different locations and sent all accused together for trial, the SIT, headed by retired Delhi High Court judge Justice S N Dhingra, said in its report
Appearing for Mukesh, Advocate Vrinda Grover said Tihar Jail authorities had not handed over some important documents required to file his mercy petition, and had to source them from the Supreme Court Registry.
Chandrashekar Azad, had filed his bail application through his counsel, Mehmood Pracha, claiming that the Delhi Police invoked "boilerplate" charges against him and arrested him "mechanically" without following the due process of law.
This development came after the CBI on January 9 submitted a status report before the Supreme Court that there was no evidence that any inmate had been murdered, as was alleged earlier. The agency said that all 35 girls had been traced and found to be alive.
"You are behaving as if Jama Masjid is Pakistan. Even if it was Pakistan, you can go there and protest. Pakistan was a part of undivided India," Judge Lau said, stressing that the citizens have a right to protest.
As per court records, the accused were part of a crowd of around 1,000-1,500 persons carrying placards. When senior police officers tried to pacify them, the crowd resorted to stone pelting, records show.
While granting bail the court said, "Right to protest is recognised as a fundamental in a democracy but this right of peaceful protest and open criticism of government policies do not extend to disturb the public order."