Alt News’ Zubair Sent To 14-Day Judicial Custody In UP’s Hathras


By: Alok Singh
Updated: July 14, 2022 13:09

HATHRAS: Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair, who is facing six cases in different districts of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Hindus, has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody by a court here.

The court sent him to judiciary custody in two cases registered at separate police stations in the districts. He was brought to Hathras by the Delhi Police from Tihar Jail and produced before the court earlier in the day.

The two cases against him are registered at Sikandrarau police station where he is booked under Sections 147, 149, 153A, 353, 188, 120B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 7 of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, and Kotwali police station under Sections 153A, 295A, and 298 of the IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act.

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Zubair, who describes himself as a fact-checker, is being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on charges of posting derogatory posts on Hindu gods and hurting the sentiments of Hindus.

In a statement, the police recently said the he is also accused of making sarcastic remarks against anchors of news channels.

One FIR each has been registered against him in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Muzaffarnagar, and Ghaziabad, and two cases in Hathras under Sections 295A (insulting a religion), 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 147 (rioting), 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and 506 (criminal intimidation) and relevant sections of IT Act.

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