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Comic Munawar Faruqui Gets Bail From Supreme Court After Month In Jail


Munawar Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav had been arrested on January 2.

Highlights

  • Munawar Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav had been arrested on January 2
  • He was accused of creating “filthy and indecent jokes” about Hindu Gods
  • Munawar Faruqui had been denied bail thrice earlier than

New Delhi:

Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, in jail for over a month over allegations of “insulting Hindu Gods and Goddesses” throughout a present, was granted interim bail right this moment by the Supreme Court docket, which additionally issued discover to the Madhya Pradesh authorities and placed on maintain a warrant towards him in Uttar Pradesh.

Issuing discover to Madhya Pradesh on the comic’s request that the FIR (First Data Report) towards him be cancelled, the Supreme Court docket agreed along with his lawyer that process was not adopted.

Munawar Faruqui’s lawyer had argued that an individual can’t be arrested with out a Justice of the Peace’s order or a warrant, which is said in Part 41 of the Prison code.

“Do you say that Part 41 CrPC was not adopted as per our 2014 judgment,” Justice Rohington Nariman requested the lawyer, Gaurav Kirpal.

Mr Kirpal stated it wasn’t and his consumer was being harassed. He additionally advised the highest courtroom {that a} manufacturing warrant was out for Munawar Faruqui in Uttar Pradesh; the warrant was stayed.

Munawar Faruqui had been denied bail thrice earlier than. The Madhya Pradesh Excessive Court docket refused to grant him bail on January 28.

The 29-year-old comic was arrested on a grievance by a BJP MLA’s son over a present in Indore on January 1. 4 others had been additionally arrested.

All of them had been accused of creating “filthy and indecent jokes” about Hindu Gods and Goddesses, in addition to House Minister Amit Shah, in accordance with the grievance by Eklvaya Singh Gaur, the son of a BJP MLA.

“The proof/materials collected to this point, counsel that in an organized public present underneath the garb of standup comedy at a public place on industrial traces, prima facie; scurrilous, disparaging utterances, outraging non secular emotions of a category of residents of India with deliberate intendment, had been made by the applicant,” stated the Excessive Court docket order.

Mr Faruqui’s lawyer had argued that he had been invited by the organisers of the present and was current however he had not made any such jokes that day.

However the Excessive Court docket rejected it, saying the potential of extra “incriminating materials” couldn’t be dominated out as investigations had been nonetheless on. It additionally referred to an analogous case filed towards the comedian in Uttar Pradesh and his social media posts.

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