Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Haridwar hate speech: Supreme Court orders Jitendra Tyagi to surrender by September 2

Refusing to extend his interim bail on medical grounds, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered Jitendra Narayan Tyagi alias Wasim Rizvi to surrender by September 2 in a case related to the hate speech he delivered against Muslims during the Dharam Sansad (religious congregation), held in Haridwar last year.

The order was passed by a Bench comprising Justice Ajay Rastogi and Justice B.V. Nagarathna.

The Apex Court further decided to take up Tyagi’s petition for regular bail on September 9.

Coming down heavily on Tyagi, the top court of the country noted that several cases were pending against the accused and there was no point of extending the interim bail.

Earlier on May 17, the Apex Court had granted Tyagi three months of interim bail on medical grounds and directed him to give an undertaking that he will neither indulge in hate speech, nor give any statement on electronic, digital or social media.


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