The Supreme Court has granted interim bail to the fact checker Mohammad Zubair in the Sitapur case. Even the Supreme Court has sent notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and the police.
During this, Justice Indira Banerjee, while issuing notice to the UP government and the police, said that Zubair is being granted interim bail with conditions. Barriers will not be able to go out of the jurisdiction. Also, Zubair will not tweet any till the decision is taken in the matter. On the other hand, Tushar Mehta requested that the interim order be deferred till Monday, but the court did not accept it.
Let us tell you that on Thursday, the fact-checker Mohammad Zubair had filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that his life was in danger. In the petition, Zubair has demanded the cancellation of the FIR registered against him by the Uttar Pradesh Police in the case of hurting religious sentiments. On June 13, the Allahabad High Court had dismissed a writ petition by Zubair.
In this case, Zubair’s lawyer Colin Gonsalves says that the FIR registered against his client by the UP Police shows that he has not committed any crime. Gonsalves said that his work shows that he has not committed any crime from the FIR registered against his client by the UP Police. Gonsalves said his job was to verify the news, and that he was playing the role of fact-checking of the hate speeches. We went to Allahabad High Court but got no relief.
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Let us inform you that there is an allegation of hurting religious sentiments against Mohammad Zubair. He was arrested by Delhi Police on June 27 in a case related to a tweet posted in 2018. On June 1, the Uttar Pradesh Police had registered another FIR against Zubair for Hindu saints like Yati Narsinghanand “hate-monger”.