Alt News Co-Founder Zubair Mohammad Out Of Tihar Jail After SC’s Bail

New Delhi: Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair was released from Tihar on Wednesday night, hours after the Supreme Court granted him bail in all FIRs lodged in Uttar Pradesh against him for alleged hate speech, prison officials said on Wednesday.

Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through his tweets. Multiple FIRs were lodged against him in UP – two in Hathras and one each in Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, and at Chandauli police station – on similar charges.

“Mohd Zubair has been released from Tihar,” a senior official confirmed.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ordered the release of Zubair on interim bail, saying “exercise of the power of arrest must be pursued sparingly” and transferred all the cases in UP to Delhi.

The court said, “it finds no reason or justification for the deprivation of his liberty to persist any further” and ordered disbanding of the SIT, constituted by the UP police.


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