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Arrest Of AltNews Co-Founder Mohammed Zubair : Delhi Court Remands Him To 4 Days Police Custody [LIVE UPDATES]

28 Jun 2022 10:08 AM GMT
Arrest Of AltNews Co-Founder Mohammed Zubair : Delhi Court Remands Him To 4 Days Police Custody [LIVE UPDATES]

A Delhi Magistrarte is hearing the Delhi police plea for remand of Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of fact checking website AltNews, who was arrested yesterday in a case over a tweet made in 2018 for allegedly hurting of religious sentiments.

Zubair is produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria of the Patiala House Court.

Senior Advocate Vrinda Grover is appearing for Zubair.

Follow this page for live-updates from the hearing.

Live Updates

  • 28 Jun 2022 12:20 PM GMT

    Delhi Court remands Mohammed Zubair, Co-Founder of Alt News to 4 days police custody. He was arrested yesterday by Delhi Police over a 2018 tweet for allegedly hurting religious sentiments and promoting enmity.

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:48 AM GMT

    Court has reserved the order, will be pronounced after 20 minutes. 

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:44 AM GMT

    Prosecutor: He is just mere informer. He is not an anonymous complainant. His details are here. Without details, no one can get a Twitter account. We have to recover laptops and instruments from which it was posted. So there is requirement of police remand

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:44 AM GMT

    Prosecutor: inke mobile se saari applications deleted thi.

    Ye blank phone lekar aaye the.

    Grover: I was in a different case. This is a different case. In each I am given a protection. Please substantiate when you're making such serious allegations.

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:43 AM GMT

    Prosecutor: ye ajkal trend banaya hua hai ki famous hone ke lie religious outrage jo karte hain, religious feelings apne tweet se....isme 4 aur post hai jisme ye mahabharat me edit karke dikha rahe hai....

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:43 AM GMT

    Grover: May I play the scene so that there is no question in the minds of the court? Not only am i opposing remand but I will also be seeking bail thereafter at the appropriate juncture. 

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:42 AM GMT

    Grover: That is a professional duty of a journalist to speak truth to power and he is being targeted because of that.

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:39 AM GMT

    Grover: Can my liberty be restrained even for a day because I am somebody who doesn't agree with someone in power? But that's not how democracy functions. Remand cannot be mechanical if it's not made at all. 

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:37 AM GMT

    Grover: Who does it incite? What is the insult? Many tweeted and still no flutter, no disturbance in the society. Honeymooners and bhramachari are not two groups creating unrest in the society. 

  • 28 Jun 2022 10:35 AM GMT

    Grover: Let us take the tweet of "Hanuman bhakt" on its face value. It's not a case of 153A. In any case he is not the spokesperson of anyone who follows the religion. 

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