A single Judge Bench consisting of Justice Sarang Kotwal granted interim bail to a Muslim man booked by the Mumbai Police after he posted a video on social media accusing the members of the Tablighi Jamaat community of assaulting and spitting on him.
The court added,
“In the event of the arrest of the applicant in connection with C.R. No. 170 of 2020 registered with Shahunagar Police Station, till the next date, the applicant is directed to be released on bail on his furnishing P.R. Bond in the sum of Rs.25,000/-.”. and the applicant must cooperate with the investigation and appear before the concerned police station as and when required.
The applicant was booked under section 295A of IPC for inciting communal violence, defamation and other offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and for deliberately making false allegations against a particular religious group in his video, hereby, causing a rift in the society.
Advocate Vishal Saxena argued for the applicant that the allegations of assault were true and that a non-cognizable case has been filed over the same on April 21 as well.
The matter has been scheduled to be taken up next on May 20. In the meanwhile, the Court has granted interim bail to Kalam, stating,
“… considering the nature of allegations in the background of the non-cognizable case filed by the applicant himself, at this stage, I am inclined to grant ad-interim relief to the applicant till the next date.”
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