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Mohammed Zubair Moves Supreme Court Seeking To Quash 6 UP Police FIRs

14 July 2022 10:13 AM GMT
Mohammed Zubair Moves Supreme Court Seeking To Quash 6 UP Police FIRs

Fact checker Mohammed Zubair has moved the Supreme Court seeking to quash the 6 FIRs registered by the UP Police over his tweets.

The plea challenges the FIRs registered at Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad and two at Hathras. The plea also challenges the constitution of the SIT by the UP Police.

The petition also prays in the alternative that the said FIR's may be clubbed with the FIR in Delhi. He also seeks interim bail in all the 6 cases.

Zubair was first arrested by the Delhi police on June 27 over a tweet posted by him in 2018. Later, he was remanded in the other FIRs registerd by the UP Police.

On July 8, 2022, a vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshwari granted interim bail for 5 days to Mohammed Zubair in the Sitapur case. The bench had said the relief was subject to the condition that he will not will not post any further tweets. made it clear that it has not stayed the investigation in the FIR and that interim relief does not apply to any other case pending against him.
On July 13, a bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud extended the interim bail in the Sitapur case until further orders and posted his plea to quash the FIR for disposal in September.
The petition has been drafted by Advocates Vrinda Grover, Soutik Banerjee, Devika Tulsiani and Mannat Tipnis and filed through AOR Aakarsh Kamra.

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