Comedian Munawar Faruqui to remain in jail for ‘insulting’ Hindu deities, MP Court rejects bail plea

Palak Sikarwar

A district court in Indore, Madhya Pradesh rejected the bail applications of comedian Munawar Faruqui and four others on January 5, 2021.

They were arrested on January 1, 2021, on the complaint of BJP MLA’s son that indecent remarks were made during the show held in Indore, MP.

The bail plea was rejected by Additional District and Sessions Court judge, Yatindra Kumar Guru rejected the plea after hearing both the sides.

The complaint was filed against Munawar Faruqui, Nalin Yadav, Edvin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas, and Priyam Vyas by Eklavya Singh Gaur (36), son of local BJP legislator, Malini Laxman Singh Gaur.

Anshuman Srivastav, lawyer, for Faruqui and Yadav said that allegations against his clients were vague and filed under political pressure.

Opposing the bail plea, Vimal Mishra said both the accused had participated in the event amidst the pandemic without permission of the local government.

He also added that indecent remarks were made against the Hindu deities in presence of a minor audience which might create a bad impact on their young minds.

The five have been booked under IPC’s sections 295(a) (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 298 (deliberate intent to wound the religious feelings), 269 (negligent act likely to spread disease), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 34 (common intention).

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