Supreme Court granted interim bail to stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, arrested a month ago
Standup comedian Munawar Faruqui was accused of hurting the religious sentiments of people by making derogatory remarks about Hindu deities. Due to which the Comedian was arrested by the Indore Police on 2 January. Now Munawar Faruqui has got interim bail from the Supreme Court in this case.
The Supreme Court granted bail to the comedian on the grounds of not following the correct procedure during the arrest. Along with this, the Supreme Court has also stopped the production warrant issued in the case registered against Munawar in Uttar Pradesh. Not only this, the Supreme Court has also issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government regarding the bail petition.
Let me tell you that comedian Munawar Faruqui was accused of making objectionable remarks against Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a comedy show at a cafe in Indore on New Year. After which on 2 February, Munawar and his four accomplices were arrested by the Indore police. The case caught fire when a local court in Madhya Pradesh dismissed Munawar Faruqui’s bail plea on January 5.
A complaint was lodged against Munawar by BJP Mayor Malini Gaur’s son Eklavya Gaur. In which he said that Faruqui had made objectionable remarks against Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a comedy show at a cafe in Indore on New Year.
Eyewitnesses, in this case, had told that Eklavya along with his colleagues had come to the event as Darshan. He created a ruckus in protest against the alleged objectionable comments and arrested five people including Bagh Farooqui for stopping the program and handed it over to the police.
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