Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

Mohammad Zubair Released After 23 Days In Prison: A Timeline Of Events

Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair walked free from Tihar jail on Wednesday night, within hours of the Supreme Court granting him interim bail in all FIRs lodged in Uttar Pradesh for alleged hate speech.

Alt News Co-Founder Mohammad Zubair.(File photo) Twitter

Following is the chronology of events in cases against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in which the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered his release:

*Mar 24, 2018: Mohammed Zubair made the alleged Tweet. 

*Mar 19, 2022: A Twitter user 'Hanuman Bhakt' tags Delhi Police in his tweet quoting Mohammed Zubair's tweet.

*Jun 1: UP Police lodges an FIR against Mohammed Zubair.

*Jun 27: Delhi Police arrests Mohammed Zubair, takes him into a day's custody.

*Jun 28: Court extends Mohammed Zubair's custodial interrogation by police by 4 days. 

*Jul 2: Court dismisses Mohammed Zubair's bail application, sends him to judicial custody.

*Jul 8: SC grants interim bail to Mohammed Zubair in case lodged in UP on June 1.

*Jul 12: SC extends intrinsic bail granted to Mohammed Zubair in case lodged in UP on June 1.

*Jul 15: Sessions court in Delhi grants bail to Mohammed Zubair in case lodged here.

*Jul 14: Mohammed Zubair moves SC seeking quashing of FIRs in UP.

*Jul 18: SC protects Mohammed Zubair from any precipitative action in relation to any FIRs filed against him in UP.

*Jul 20: SC grants interim bail to Mohammed Zubair in all the six FIRs lodged against him in UP; Court issues release warrants in all 7 cases lodged in Delhi and UP. 

(With PTI inputs(