In June, an FIR was registered against Maheshwari and some others in connection with a probe related to a video of an alleged hate crime that went viral on social media.
Allowing the petition filed by Manish Maheshwari, who resides in Bengaluru, Justice G Narendar said the petitioner made out a case that he is not an accused and the notice issued to him is malafide
‘K’taka HC does not have territorial jurisdiction in the case’
He argued that the petitioner will appear before the police virtually, if they still want him to.
After the notice under Section 160 was issued, Maheshwari told the investigators that he did not know anything about the issue.
The advocate for UP police, P Prasanna Kumar, said it is a matter under investigation and that was why the notice was issued to Maheshwari to appear before the UP police.
Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari, who lives in Bengaluru, was issued notice by the Ghaziabad Police earlier, asking him to report at its Loni Border police station on June 24.
The Twitter India MD, who lives in Bengaluru in Karnataka, was issued notice by the Ghaziabad Police on June 21 and asked to report at its Loni Border police station.
The Ghaziabad police is yet to take a call on Twitter Managing Director Manish Maheshwari's response on joining the probe through video conference, the officer said.
According to the legal notice, the managing director has been asked to come to the Police Station Loni Border and record the statement over the matter within seven days.
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In a video uploaded on social media, an elderly Muslim man had accused four people of beating him up, chopping his beard and asking him to chant Jai Shri Ram in the Loni area of Ghaziabad.
A senior police officer said Thursday that a Delhi Police's Special Cell team, which is probing the matter, was sent to Bengaluru on May 31 where Maheshwari was questioned.
In a video uploaded on social media, the elderly Muslim man had accused four people of beating him up, chopping his beard and asking him to chant 'Jai Shri Ram'.