INDORE: Slapstick comedian Munawar Faruqui didn’t stroll out of jail on Saturday regardless of the Supreme Courtroom granting him bail as jail officers cited a warrant issued by a Prayagraj courtroom towards him.
Arrested for allegedly hurting spiritual sentiments, Faruqui is in Indore jail since January 1.
On Friday, the Supreme Courtroom granted him interim bail after the Madhya Pradesh Excessive Courtroom had rejected his bail plea on January 28. The Apex courtroom additionally stayed the manufacturing warrant issued towards Faruqui by a courtroom in Prayagraj in reference to an FIR lodged there.
Faruqui’s legal professionals on Saturday submitted a duplicate of the SC order within the native courtroom, which then directed that he be launched on a bond of Rs 50,000 and similar quantity of safety.
However he was not launched. Requested for the explanation, an official of the Indore Central Jail mentioned a courtroom in Prayagraj had ordered Faruqui’s manufacturing in an analogous case on February 18.
Citing the jail guide, he mentioned an order from the Prayagraj courtroom or a reliable authorities officer was wanted to launch him.
The comic will likely be taken to Prayagraj on Sunday morning if they didn’t get the requisite order, he mentioned.
Earlier than that, he’ll endure a Covid-19 take a look at, the official mentioned.
Faruqui’s cousin Zaid Pathan mentioned they have been disillusioned by the jail administration’s stand.
“Our perception in judiciary was strengthened after the Supreme Courtroom order,” he mentioned.
Faruqui and 4 others have been arrested on January 1 following a grievance by a BJP MLA’s son that objectionable remarks about Hindu deities and Union residence minister Amit Shah have been handed throughout a comedy present at a restaurant in Indore on New 12 months’s day.