Wednesday, May 29, 2024

SC grants bail to Mohammed Zubair in all six UP cases, Zubair can leave jail now

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Alt News co-founder and journalist Mohammed Zubair in all the six cases registered against him across Uttar Pradesh for tweets against Hindu nationalism and hate-mongers.

The Top court has ordered the transfer of all the cases against Zubair to the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

Zubair’s lawyer, Vrinda Grover, pressed the court for interim relief as a court in Hathras was set to pronounce its order on a plea by the UP Police seeking 14-day police custody of Zubair. 

Terming it a “vicious cycle” wherein Zubair is remanded in a new case as soon as he gets bail in an old one, the Supreme Court had on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government not to take any “precipitative” action against him till the next hearing.

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