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Rajasthan High Court rejects bail plea of 6 accused who raised pro-Pakistan slogans

The six - Mohammad Naeem Naqvi, Farooq Qureshi, Saddam Hussain, Salimuddin, Sabir Hussain and Wasim Akram - were arrested in December last year.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
September 30, 2016 5:42:37 am

The Rajasthan High Court has dismissed the bail application of six persons accused of raising pro-Pakistan and pro-ISIS slogans at a procession in Malpura, Tonk last year.

The six – Mohammad Naeem Naqvi, Farooq Qureshi, Saddam Hussain, Salimuddin, Sabir Hussain and Wasim Akram – were arrested in December last year for allegedly raising slogans hailing Pakistan and the Islamic State (ISIS) during a procession in protest against an anti-Islamic remark made by Kamlesh Tiwari, who had claimed to be the Hindu Mahasabha’s Uttar Pradesh’s president

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The six were booked under sections 124-A and 153-A of the IPC. The HC order, passed by Justice Prashant Kumar Agarwal, held that prima facie, the accused appeared to be involved in slogan shouting. “Keeping in mind the seriousness of the offence, and without expressing any final opinion on the merits of the case, we don’t consider it in the interest of justice to grant bail to the accused,” the order said.

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