Comic Faruqui, in jail for two weeks, seeks bail
Munawar Faruqui. Picture: Twitter/@munawar0018
Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, detained by Indore cops almost two weeks ago for supposedly hurting spiritual sentiments throughout a show, has actually now moved the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeking bail.
The application may come up for hearing on Friday, court sources said. Earlier, the magistrate’s court as well as the sessions court had rejected his bail plea.
On Wednesday, primary judicial magistrate Aman Singh Bhuria extended Mr. Faruqui’s judicial custody till January 27.
Authorities arrested Mr. Faruqui, who comes from Gujarat, and four others on January 1 following a problem by a BJP MLA’s son that objectionable remarks were made by him and others about Hindu divine beings during a funny program at a regional coffee shop.
Mr. Faruqui’s father-in-law Younus Badra Imani told PTI that he met the comic at the central jail here on Saturday and again on Wednesday.
” He inquired about the well-being of his other half and other relative,” Mr. Imani stated, claiming that prison officials did not allow Mr. Faruqui to talk with his family over phone citing guidelines.
Jail superintendent Rakesh Kumar Bhangre stated the center of talking to relative on phone is supplied just after observing the prisoner’s behaviour for 90 days.
In the hearing prior to lower courts, the prosecution highly opposed Mr. Faruqui and others’ bail pleas, claiming that they participated in a program at a cafe in 56- Dukan location amid coronavirus pandemic with no permission.
Further, during the comedy show, indecent remarks were made against Hindu divine beings, it stated. Prosecution also declared that some content of the program was profane even though minors were present in the audience.
Accused’s legal representative said allegations levelled against them were vague and the case was registered just due to political pressure.
The cops jailed the comic and 4 others on January 1 on the complaint of Eklavya Singh Gaud (36), kid of regional BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaud.
Mr. Gaud specified that he and his associates had actually gone to watch the program however forced the organizers to stop it when some “indecent” comments were made versus gods and goddesses and Union House Minister Amit Shah.
The implicated were booked under IPC sections 295- A (outraging spiritual feelings) and 269 (illegal or irresponsible act likely to spread the infection of any disease dangerous to life) and other appropriate arrangements.
Later one more person was jailed for taking part in the programme.
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