Truth-checker Mohammed Zubair has asked the Ideal Courtroom to cancel six circumstances filed in opposition to him by means of the Uttar Pradesh Police. He has additionally sought that the Particular Investigation Workforce shaped to probe the circumstances be known as off.
On Tuesday, the highest court docket had prolonged his meantime bail in a case registered at Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, which accused him of injuring spiritual sentiments. The co-founder of fact-checking site Alt Information had advised the Ideal Courtroom he was once receiving demise threats.
The comfort, then again, was once no longer prolonged to the opposite circumstances filed in opposition to him in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. He’s nonetheless in prison.
The similar day, the Uttar Pradesh Police shaped a Particular Investigation Workforce or to probe more than one circumstances in opposition to him. The SIT has been requested to behavior a fast probe and publish a price sheet.
Mohammed Zubair was once arrested on June 27 by means of the Delhi Police over a four-year-old tweet that carried a screenshot from a Hindi movie launched in 1983. Later, he was once Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh, the place a case over some other tweet was once registered.
The arrest got here days after he had flagged a video of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s provocative remarks on Prophet Mohammed on a TV display.