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Farooqui and his 4 associates were arrested on 1 January on the complaint of Eklavya, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur.
- In general cases, prisoners are not released after 7 pm
Disputed comedian Munawar Farooqui was released from the Central Jail of Indore at 11 pm on Saturday. Farooqui got bail from the Supreme Court on Friday, but was not released. The family had also completed the required process. The family filed a contempt petition in the Supreme Court on Saturday night. After hearing the night, the top court ordered for immediate release.
Earlier, the Supreme Court, while hearing Farooqui’s plea, refused to stay his bail and also stayed the production warrant of the Allahabad High Court. Keeping in view Farooqui’s safety and protecting the media, he was pulled out of the second gate instead of the main gate. Prisoners are usually not released after 7 pm, but Munawar Farooqui was released after midnight.
Arrested on complaint of son of BJP MLA
On January 1, Farooqui and his 4 associates were arrested by the police on the complaint of Eklavya, son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur. During the comedy show at a cafe in Indore on the occasion of New Year, many objectionable comments were made about Indian Gods and Home Minister Amit Shah. On this basis, apart from Farooqui and his associates, another person was arrested.
After being placed in judicial custody, Farooqui filed bail in the Magistrate Court, Sessions Court and Madhya Pradesh High Court. Petitions were rejected here. He then moved the Supreme Court.
Case of hurting religious sentiments in Allahabad High Court too
On the basis of a video released on social media, the Allahabad High Court also issued a production warrant against Farooqui. Based on this video, he was accused of insulting the Indian gods and goddesses. He was asked to be present in the High Court on 18 February while he was still in Indore jail.
After getting bail, Farooqui’s lawyers reached the jail with the paper, the jail administration released the case, but refused to grant bail in Prayagraj’s case and started preparing to send him there.