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Fund To Cover Legal Fee

I was arrested by Bangalore Police for wanting to go and do a bike rally to protest at detention center in Sondekoppa, Nelamangala, Bangalore from Mysore bank circle, Bangalore

Police filed charges of Assaulting a police officer, not disclosing info when asked by authorised police officer & finally Making statement intended to cause fear, or alarm the public, when I specified my intent to go to detention centre & asked people to join me for bike procession. Does that amount to causing alarm & fear? To whom?

Using these charges, they ceased my bike, mobile, DL & Hall ticket & filed cases against them as accessories to a crime

They also sent police to my home demanding my sister & mother to showup at station when they had nothing to do with this

I intend to fight these charges as they are not back by evidence

As of now I paid a total fee of 20,000 to lawyers as fee for getting my bail. One generous member of our anti-NRC group funded this fee. She would like to remain anonymous. Since 20K is quite a sum, I would like to pay her back so that its not a huge burden on her

I approached few lawyers who offered help pro-bono, but not all lawyers are created equal & even after pro-bono, there are still costs

One lawyer informed me that it will cost me roughly 5K to get bail for my bike, mobile & other items. On top of this I need to fight the case in the court by paying lawyers

I am told getting these items released can take as long as a week to 20 days, which means, my commute is quite restricted. Also, since my mobile is ceased, I need to rely on mobiles of my family members to communicate with anyone without knowing who is who when they call me

This is a request to spread the load across so that I can fight these charges. I will be sharing the details of the expenses as soon as I incur them on my twitter at @thekalinga. As of now, I am not sure about the cost of overall legal expenses as I was never taken to a court/never involved in protests in any serious form before in my life

If we raise more funds than that are required to cover my legal expenses thru this campaign, I will be donating the funds to any organisation that is fighting legal cases in a transparent manner for others like me who are charged when it comes to NPR, NRC & CAA

Chip in & help me out on this

References
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https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/bluru-techie-booked-anti-caa-protests-top-cop-asks-review-sections-115310

https://twitter.com/thekalinga/status/1212034630464892931

https://twitter.com/thekalinga/status/1212367473812504576

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15th January 2020
Friends,

As some of you already know, I have already spent 20K as fees on getting bail & one of the member of our group has contributed that sum. I will be paying ~20K to that kind donor out of this funds

Also, I approached an NGO w.r.t legal help. They're quite nice & told me they'll bear the costs, which is a good thing

I'm slightly inclined to pay this NGO part of the rest of the amount later as they are willing to do this on a genuine pro-bono basis, not the sorta-kinda pro-bono

Again, I will ask the views of the funders before I make any payment as the money raised belongs to funders, not mine

So, I will try to be as transparent as I can.

Appreciate all the funders who helped me out when I was in need
Friends,

As some of you already know, I have already spent 20K as fees on getting bail & one of the member of our group has contributed that sum. I will be paying ~20K to that kind donor out of this funds

Also, I approached an NGO w.r.t legal help. They're quite nice & told me they'll bear the costs, which is a good thing

I'm slightly inclined to pay this NGO part of the rest of the amount later as they are willing to do this on a genuine pro-bono basis, not the sorta-kinda pro-bono

Again, I will ask the views of the funders before I make any payment as the money raised belongs to funders, not mine

So, I will try to be as transparent as I can.

Appreciate all the funders who helped me out when I was in need
Rs.55,300 raised

Goal: Rs.50,000

Beneficiary: Ashok Koyi info_outline

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Huzefa donated Rs.2,000
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Anonymous donated Rs.27,000

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