Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of popular fact-checking website Alt News, has reportedly been arrested by the Delhi Police. Zubair, who has been vocal on social media against Dhram-Sansads, hate speeches and attacks on minorities, has been arrested for hurting religious sentiments, allegedly over his old posts on Twitter.
The Alt News co-founder has been reportedly booked under sections 153 & 295A of IPC.
Pratik Sinha, co-founder of Alt News, took to Twitter to inform about Zubair’s arrested. In his tweet, Sinha wrote: “Zubair was called today by special cell, Delhi for investigation in a 2020 case for which he already had a protection against arrest from High Court. However, today at around 6.45pm we were told he has been arrested in some other FIR for which no notice was given which is mandatory under law for the Sections under which he has been arrested. Nor FIR copy is being given to us despite repeated requests.”
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