Arrested Fact-Checker Mohammed Zubair

Reality-Checker Mohammed Zubair Cites Loss of life Risk, Goes To Supreme Courtroom

The Supreme Courtroom is more likely to hear tomorrow fact-checker Mohammed Zubair’s plea in search of bail and quashing of a case registered towards him in Sitapur on allegations of wounding spiritual sentiments. 

His lawyer, Colin Gonsalves, argued for pressing itemizing: “There are demise threats towards him… Folks have mentioned that they’ll kill him. We’re anxious about his security.” Asking the court docket to listen to the plea at 2pm in the present day, he mentioned, “Please see the urgency.” Justice Indira Banerjee ordered that the matter be listed tomorrow “topic to clearance by the Chief Justice of India”.

Mr Zubair, co-founder of fact-checking outlet Alt Information, is in Delhi’s Tihar Jail as he was first arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 over a four-year-old tweet. He was later taken to Sitapur in UP the place one other FIR is registered towards him as he known as some Hindu right-wing leaders “hatemongers”.

His lawyer instructed the Supreme Courtroom that the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom had refused to quash the (Sitapur) FIR towards him.