AFTER A Sessions Court rejected his bail plea, a Judicial Magistrate First Class on Wednesday prolonged the judicial custody of comic Munawar Faruqui by two weeks. Faruqui has now been below arrest since January 1, and should keep behind bars until January 27. An software for bail is anticipated to return up for listening to on the High Court Friday.
Faruqui, 28, was arrested together with 4 others for alleged objectionable remarks towards Hindu deities and for “hurting religious sentiments” at a present in Indore, on a criticism by Eklavya Gaud, the son of BJP MLA Malini Gaud.
The subsequent day, Sadakat Khan was held when he got here to satisfy Faruqui, a good friend, in court docket. There is not any video proof of Faruqui having made the alleged remarks on the present.
The bail purposes have been rejected individually of all 5 — other than Khan and Faruqui, they embrace Nalin Yadav, Prakhar Vyas and Pritam Vyas.
Faruqui’s father-in-law Yunus Badar Imani, 50, who met him in jail on Wednesday, stated he had enquired if his daughter might communicate with him. “But I was told that the provision is available only to people who are in prison for three months,” Imani, who has been tenting in Indore since coming to know of the arrest on January 2, stated. The eldest of Imani’s three daughters is married to Faruqui.