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Delhi Police produce journalist Mohammed Zubair prior to courtroom, seeks 14-day judicial custody

By way of ANI

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Saturday produced Alt Information co-founder Mohammed Zubair prior to a courtroom right here in a case associated with an “objectionable tweet” he had posted in 2018 in opposition to a Hindu deity and sought his 14-day judicial custody.

Zubair was once produced prior to the courtroom on expiry of his five-day custodial interrogation. Police advised Leader Metropolitan Justice of the Peace Snigdha Sarvaria that he was once no longer required anymore for custodial interrogation.

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Throughout the transient listening to, Public Prosecutor Atul Srivastava additionally knowledgeable the courtroom that police has invoked new provisions — sections 120B (prison conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of proof) of the Indian Penal Code and phase 35 of the International Contribution (Law) Act – in opposition to Zubair.

After the police utility, Zubair moved a bail plea prior to the courtroom at the flooring that he was once no longer required for the investigation any longer.

The courtroom is more likely to pay attention the bail utility in a while. Zubair’s recommend Vrinda Grover advised the courtroom that the telephone seized through the police was once no longer of the time the tweets have been made.

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“Tweet is of 2018, the telephone is which I (Zubair) am the use of at the moment. I have never even denied the tweet,” she mentioned.

Zubair was once previous booked below sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to motive revolt) and 295 (injuring or defiling position of worship with intent to insult the faith of any elegance) of the IPC.

IPC phase 295A (planned and malicious acts, supposed to outrage non secular emotions of any elegance through insulting its faith or non secular ideals) was once additionally invoked in opposition to him later.

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