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Uttar Pradesh: Alt News co-founder and fact-checker Mohammed Zubair sent to 14-day judicial custody by Hathras court

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Alt News co-founder and fact-checker Mohammad Zubair’s troubles are increasing continuously. On Thursday, the police produced Mohammad Zubair in Hathras Court. After which the court sent him to 14 days judicial custody. He had reached the court in the year 2018 to appear in two cases registered against him.

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According to the report, under section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc.), 295A (deliberate and malicious act, with intent to outrage religious feelings of any class) against him. was introduced in. Section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act (speech, words etc. with intent to hurt the religious feelings of any person).

Earlier, Lakhimpur and Sitapur courts had also ordered to keep him in judicial custody for 14 days. According to the information, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Hathras had recently issued a B warrant against the fact checker. After which he was presented in the court. It is worth noting that the Uttar Pradesh government had constituted SIT to investigate the six cases registered against Zubair in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Ghaziabad, Muzaffarnagar and Hathras and IPS officer Dr. Preetinder Singh. A two-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted under the chairmanship of Who will investigate the matters related to him.

Let us tell you that on June 1, an FIR was lodged against Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubai in Sitapur district by Bhagwan Sharan, district president of Hindu Sher Sena. Following which a case was registered against Zubair under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code (deliberate and malicious act with intent to hurt religious feelings) and Section 67 of the IT Act.

At the same time, earlier the Supreme Court had extended the interim bail of Zubair till further orders in the case registered against Zubair in Sitapur district for hurting religious sentiments. After this, Sitapur police took him into custody.

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