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Supreme Court: Supreme Court sends all cases against comic Faruqui to Indore | India News – Times of India



NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday transferred all FIRs and complaints registered against stand-up comic Munawar Faruquifor allegedly hurting religious sentiments to Indore in Madhya Pradesh.Faruqui’s counsel urged the court to transfer the cases to Delhi but considering that no FIR was lodged in Delhi and only a complaint had been filed, a bench of Justices B R Gavai and Sanjay Karol transferred the cases to Indore where the first FIR was filed against him.Faruqui was arrested on January 1, 2021, by Madhya Pradesh police following allegations of making derogatory remarks against Hindu deities during a public show.The sessions court and the Madhya Pradesh high court had rejected his bail plea. Later, the Supreme Court had granted him interim bail on February 5, 2021.


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