Comedian Munawar Farooqui has received a huge relief from the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has approved the bail of Munawar Faruqui during the hearing on Friday after his bail plea was rejected from the Indore bench of the High Court. Along with this, the Supreme Court has issued a notice to the state government seeking an answer in this matter. Let me tell you that Munawar Farooqui has been accused of making objectionable remarks on Hindu deities and other leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a comedy show. After this, he was arrested.
Comedian Munawar Farooqui was lodged in the Central Jail for the last 1 month. He had applied for bail in the Indore District Court and High Court. But his bail plea was rejected in both the courts. In this case, advocate Vivek Tankha, Anshuman Srivastava are fighting the case on behalf of Munawar Farooqui. He said that such indecent remarks were not made by Munawar Farooqui in Indore. But, the court did not agree.
On 28 January, Farooqui filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court. Earlier, the High Court refused to grant him bail. The High Court had said that there was no scope for grant of bail because of the seized material and the statements of witnesses as well as the ongoing investigation in the case. Farooqui, a resident of Gujarat, was arrested on January 2 along with four other people.
He made derogatory remarks against Hindu deities during a stand-up show. The others arrested were identified as Edwin Anthony, Nalin Yadav, Prakhar Vyas and Priyam Vyas. A case was registered against the accused following a complaint by Eklavya Singh Gaur. Gaur alleged that the comedians were deliberately making dirty and vulgar jokes against Hindu deities and former BJP president Amit Shah. Comedians also hurt his religious sentiments.