New Delhi: In a major relief to Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair, the Supreme Court on Monday said no action will be taken against him in the five FIRs filed against him in Uttar Pradesh at present. With this, the next hearing of the case was fixed for July 20. The Supreme Court said in its order that the registration of FIR one after the other is disturbing. Earlier, Zubair, seeking quashing of all the 6 FIRs registered against him in Uttar Pradesh, told the Supreme Court that he has been booked under section 298A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section of the IT Act, with a maximum of three If there is a provision of imprisonment for one year, then what is the point of such investigation.
Zubair’s lawyer Vrinda Grover said that two cases have been registered against her in Hathras, one in Lakhimpurkhiri, one in Sitapur and one in Ghaziabad, while protection was granted in the Supreme Court in the Sitapur case and bail was also granted in the Delhi case. Is.
He further said, “A case has been registered against Zubair under section 298A of IPC and section of IT Act, which has a provision of maximum punishment of three years, what is the justification for investigation.” After this, the Supreme Court said, ‘You have demanded the quashing of 5 cases registered in UP. Tell me what do you want today?’
Actually, Mohammad Zubair has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to quash all the FIRs. Zubair’s lawyer Vrinda Grover had sought urgent hearing on the petition before a bench of Justice DY Chandrachud. However, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta had opposed the hearing on Zubair’s plea in the apex court today.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 18, 2022, 15:49 IST