Highlights

  • Supreme Court granted bail to journalist Mohd Zubair
  • However, probe in Sitapur case to continue, says top court
  • Zubair not granted bail in Delhi case

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The bench clarified that it has not stayed the investigation in the case registered at Sitapur and police can seize laptop and other electronic gadgets, if required.

The Supreme Court on Friday granted five-day interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in connection with an FIR lodged in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly outraging religious sentiments.

The bench clarified that it has not stayed the investigation in the case registered at Sitapur and police can seize laptop and other electronic gadgets, if required.

The bench restrained Zubair from posting anything on Twitter with regard to the case and asked him not to leave the jurisdiction of Delhi.

He will however continue to be in jail as he has not been granted bail in the case filed against him in Delhi.

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An FIR was lodged against Zubair in Uttar Pradesh on a complaint by Hindu Sher Sena Sitapur district president Bhagwan Sharan on June 1 over a tweet calling Hindu seers 'hate-mongers'

Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one of his tweets.

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