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Mohammed Zubair Granted Bail In All Cases, Set To Be Released

Fact checker and co-founder of Alt News Mohammed Zubair was arrested last month over a 2018 tweet, for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments.

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Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair.(File photo) PTI

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Alt News Co-founder Mohammad Zubair in all FIRs lodged in Uttar Pradesh against him concerning his alleged derogatory tweets.

The apex court also ordered that he will be released on bail if any other FIR is lodged against him for the same cause of action.

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant, and AS Bopanna said that Zubair will be enlarged on bail in all the FIRs lodged in UP after depositing a bail bond of Rs 20,000 crore with Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at Patiala House Court, New Delhi.

The top court also transferred all the FIRs lodged in UP against Zubair for allegedly outraging religious sentiments to be investigated by the Delhi Police and clubbed them along with the existing FIR lodged by a special cell of Delhi Police. 

The bench also disbanded a UP police Special Investigation Team formed by the state government to investigate the FIRs against Zubair.

(With PTI inputs)

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