Stand Up Comedian Munawar Faruqui got bailed from jail after a month in a case of mocking and insulting Hindu deities during his performance in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The supreme court permits the interim bail to Munawar on Friday, 5th February. The 29-year-old Faruqi and four other people were captured on January 1. The case was filed by Eklavya gaur, the son of the Bhartiya Janta party parliamentarian Malini gaur and the member of the Hindu Rakshak Sangathan. A three-judge bench led by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman also stayed a production warrant promulgated by the Uttar Pradesh government against Mr. Faruqui in a different case based on similar facts.
Justice Nariman utters the police that before arresting Munawar they had not followed the lawful procedure dictated under section 41 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) and all the allegations and proofs are not in the right manner and these allegations were ambiguous. He said that arrest was not a tool for annoyance. The supreme court also issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government on Munawar’s appeal stimulating the High court order declining to grant regular bail to him.
According to Gaur’s lawyer, the comedian did not follow the safety norms of Covid 19 issued by the World Health Organisations and also hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus and because of this Munawar Faruqui was slated under sections 188, 269, 34, and 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for arranging the event without permission. Gaur told that he and his co-workers were gone to watch the show where he witnessed the lame jokes were made on Hindu god and goddesses and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. On the other side, the lawyer of Faruqi Anshuman said that all the allegations were made in case of his clients are “Vague” in nature and now the Supreme Court is also given the bailed on the same context claimed by Faruqi lawyer.
Previously the High Court has rejected the bail of Faruqi by making a statement in court that the “liberty of a person has to be balanced with his duties towards other citizens” and the supreme court judge Nariman granted the bail by making the statement in a hearing of court that “The procedure under Section 41 was not followed despite the Supreme Court having adumbrated the necessity of it in the Arnesh Kumar judgment of 2014″ and after this, the Supreme Court granted the bail to comedian Munawar Faruqui.