Mohammed Zubair, the co-founder of the contentious website AltNews, has petitioned the Supreme Court to have the FIR against him filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police dismissed. Additionally, the Supreme Court opted to hear his case on Friday after accepting his plea. In fact, Yati Narsinghanand Saraswati was referred to as a “hate monger” in a tweet for which the Uttar Pradesh Police filed a FIR. Justices JK Maheshwari and Indira Banerjee have decided to hear the case tomorrow. Colin Gonsalves, Mohammed Zubair’s attorney, defended himself in court and argued that the case needed to be heard right now.
He added that my client has been receiving death threats. It is essential to understand it from the perspective of their safety in such a scenario. The court was informed by Mohammed Zubair’s attorney that the anticipatory bail petition had been refused. He is the target of assassination threats, and they can do it. We are worried about their safety in such a situation, so this matter needs to be acknowledged very away. Zubair had already petitioned the Allahabad High Court to have the FIR quashed, but the High Court was unable to provide him justice.
The case against Zubair was filed, and the Allahabad High Court declined to dismiss it on June 13. In response to a tweet in which Zubair labelled Yati Narsinghanand, Bajrang Muni, and Anand Swarup as “hate mongers,” the UP Police have filed a complaint against him. Mohammed Zubair has been the subject of a Section 295A FIR filed by the UP Police. They have been charged with insulting a community’s faith and hurting religious feelings. The Supreme Court-appearing attorney for Mohammed Zubair claimed that the FIR shows there was no crime committed. He has been presented to the Sitapur court in the meantime by the UP Police.