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After A Month In Jail, Supreme Court Finally Grants Interim Bail To Comedian Munawar Faruqui

His lawyer also argued that Munawar Faruqui was arrested without a magistrate’s order or a warrant, which is stated in Section 41 of the Criminal code.

 

New Delhi| Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui who was lodged in jail for last one month has finally been granted interim bail. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice RF Nariman also stayed his arrest in the case registered in UP against him. While granting the interim bail, the Supreme Court also issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government.

Also Read: Madhya Pradesh High Court Rejects Bail Plea By Comic Munawar Faruqui

On January 2, Munawar Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav were held for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during their show. A complaint was registered against the comic by local BJP MLA’s son accusing Faruqui of passing indecent remarks about Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show. A local court had then sent them to judicial custody.

In his bail plea before the Supreme Court, the comedian’s lawyer had requested the FIR to be cancelled. His lawyer also argued that Munawar Faruqui was arrested without a magistrate’s order or a warrant, which is stated in Section 41 of the Criminal code. The Supreme Court agreed with his lawyer that procedure was not followed.

Faruqui was denied bail thrice before this.

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