Delhi Police Seek 14-day Custody of Alt News Co-founder Mohammed Zubair

Date:

NEW DELHI — The Delhi Police on Saturday sought 14-day custody of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair, who is arrested in connection with a 2018 contentious tweet.

Zubair was produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria at Patiala House Court this morning.

During the course of the hearing, Advocate Vrinda Grover appeared for Zubair, placed on record an application to record that electronic device and hard disc were seized, arguing that till date no hash value or clone is generated by cyber crime.

Atul Shrivastava, newly appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor for Delhi Police, argued that as per our CDR analysis, Zubair has accepted funds through Razor gateway, from Pakistan, Syria which needs further investigation.

The new charges invoked against Zubair are under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence) of Indian Penal Code(IPC) and sec. 35 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

Earlier, he was charged under the Indian Penal Code’s Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) for one of his objectionable tweets.

Delhi Police invokes additional charges

Delhi Police has invoked additional charges against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair.

The new charges are under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 35 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act.

AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair.
theclarionindia
theclarionindiahttps://clarionindia.net
Clarion India - News, Views and Insights about Indian Muslims, Dalits, Minorities, Women and Other Marginalised and Dispossessed Communities.

Share post:

Popular

More like this
Related

BJP Hell-Bent on Changing Constitution: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka said that If BJP come to power again,...

Refrain from Divisive Campaigns, EC Asks BJP, Congress Chiefs

Too little too late, says senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai...

Trial And Punishment: What do Arrest Warrants at ICC Mean For Israel, Hamas

For the first time, an international criminal tribunal is...

First-Person Accounts of Poverty And Dreams in Buland Masjid, a Makeshift Habitation in New Delhi

An excerpt from ‘Dreaming a Paradise: Migrations and the...