The Uttar Pradesh Police had also registered the name of journalist Rana Ayyub in the FIR regarding the Loni incident. After which on June 18, he had approached the court.
Bombay High Court granted relief to Rana Ayyub.
Journalist Rana Ayyub has got relief in the matter of tweeting the video of the beating with the elderly in Loni. The Bombay High Court on Monday granted transit anticipatory bail to journalist Rana Ayyub for four weeks in a case registered by the Ghaziabad Police.
The High Court bench ordered that protection may be given to Rana Ayyub so that he can approach the court for relief. On Rana Ayyub’s plea, the Bombay High Court said in the order, “The applicant is seeking protection in the FIR seeking appropriate relief, so that the applicant can approach the court, therefore a temporary period of four weeks may be granted.”
Police registered FIR on June 15
The Uttar Pradesh Police had also registered the name of journalist Rana Ayyub in the FIR regarding the Loni incident. After which on June 18, he had approached the court. On June 15, Ghaziabad police had registered a case against journalists Mohammad Zubair and Rana Ayyub, besides three Congress leaders and eight including writer Saba Naqvi.
All of them were booked for tweeting a video in which an elderly Muslim man claimed that he was allegedly thrashed by some youths on June 5 and chanted “Jai Shri Ram”. However, during the investigation, the police came to know that this claim is completely false.
video not removed
The FIR dated June 15 states that the Ghaziabad police had issued a statement with the facts of the incident, but despite this, the accused did not remove the video from their Twitter handle. FIR Section 153 (incitement with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, class etc.), 295A (deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings of any class ) and is registered under 120B.
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