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SC grants liberty to Alt News' Zubair to move Delhi HC for quashing of Sitapur FIR

On July 20, the top court had ordered the release of Zubair on interim bail in all the FIRs lodged in Uttar Pradesh against him for alleged hate speech.

published on : 7th September 2022

Delhi businessman who owned 'Hanuman Bhakt' Twitter handle behind Zubair's arrest: Police

The businessman took note of a 2018 tweet of Zubair and tweeted, tagging Delhi Police and urging it to take action because his "religious sentiments" were hurt.

published on : 31st August 2022

Delhi police get time to respond to Alt News co-founder Zubair’s plea

Counsel for Delhi Police sought four weeks from Justice Purushaindra Kumar Kaurav to file a reply. 

published on : 28th July 2022

Criminal justice machinery "relentlessly employed" against Mohammad Zubair: SC

Gag orders have a "chilling effect" on the freedom of speech, it said while refusing to accept the submission of the counsel representing UP that Zubair be barred from tweeting when he is on bail.

published on : 25th July 2022

Back home from jail, Zubair says, ‘I will get back to my work’

Family and friends celebrating his home-coming seemed to iron out the stress of the last four weeks that they had endured collectively.

published on : 23rd July 2022

SC bail helps Alt News co-founder Zubair walk out of jail

The Supreme Court, earlier in the day, ordered the release of Zubair on interim bail, saying "exercise of the power of arrest must be pursued sparingly".

published on : 20th July 2022

No justification to keep Mohammed Zubair in continued detention: SC grants bail in all 6 FIRs

"There is no justification to keep the petitioner in continued detention especially since the gravamen of allegations in UP FIRs is similar to that in Delhi police FIR," the Court said.

published on : 20th July 2022

'Vicious cycle' against scribe Zubair, says SC, orders no 'precipitative steps' in five UP police FIRs

Zubair's advocate argued that some of these are old FIRs of last year and recoveries have already been made from his residence at Bengaluru and his electronic devices have been seized.

published on : 18th July 2022

Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair seeks urgent hearing in SC on his plea against FIRs

The court took note of the submissions of Zubair's lawyer Vrinda Grover that the petitioner, a fact checker and journalist, has been facing a slew of FIRs and his plea needed an urgent hearing.

published on : 18th July 2022

UP court rejects Alt News co-founder Mohd Zubair's bail plea in fact-check case

On Friday, a Delhi court had granted him bail in a case related to an allegedly objectionable tweet, observing that "the voice of dissent is necessary for a healthy democracy".

published on : 16th July 2022

Delhi court grants bail to journalist Mohammed Zubair; says 'voice of dissent is necessary for a healthy democracy'

The bail was granted on a personal bond and surety of Rs 50,000. Zubair will not be able to leave India without the permission of the court, the verdict said.

published on : 15th July 2022

Mohammed Zubair moves SC; How many offended by his 'objectionable' tweet? Delhi court asks police

The move by the journalist came even as a court in Hathras in UP remanded Zubair to 14-day judicial custody.

published on : 14th July 2022

UP court sends Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair to 14-day judicial custody

A Delhi court will hear today a bail plea moved by Zubair in a case related to an "objectionable tweet" he had posted in 2018 against a Hindu deity.

published on : 14th July 2022

UP police forms SIT to probe cases against Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair

The SIT will be headed by Inspector General (Prisons) Preetinder Singh while IG Amit Verma will be its member, Additional Director General (Law & Order) Prashant Kumar said.

published on : 12th July 2022

Supreme Court extends interim bail of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in UP case 

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said that since Zubair has already been granted bail in the matter, there should not be any objection from his side to grant time to file the affidavit.

published on : 12th July 2022

Delhi court defers Alt News co-founder Zubair's bail plea to July 14

Additional Sessions Judge Devender Kumar Jangala adjourned the hearing for Thursday after the prosecution sought time for a detailed argument in the matter.

published on : 12th July 2022

'Objectionable tweet': Delhi court likely to hear Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair's bail plea on Tuesday

Additional Sessions Judge Devender Kumar Jangala will hear Zubair's application filed on Monday against the order of a magisterial court which on July 2 dismissed his bail plea.

published on : 11th July 2022

Lakhimpur Kheri court sends Alt News co-founder Zubair to 14-day judicial custody

The Lakhimpur Kheri police had served a warrant on Zubair to appear in the court in connection with an FIR lodged against him for promoting enmity in 2021.

published on : 11th July 2022

Only domestic payments enabled for Alt News: Razorpay

Mathur said foreign transactions were not allowed without FCRA approval. The payment gateway had shared with investigating authorities "only specific data" within the scope of the investigation.

published on : 8th July 2022

SC grants interim bail for five days to Alt News co-founder Zubair in Uttar Pradesh case

Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said the act of Zubair publicly calling seers as "hate mongers" has potential to outrage religious feelings of a particular community and incite violence.

published on : 8th July 2022
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