The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Uttar Pradesh police to provide it with papers related to the registration of FIR against Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari, so that the apex court can conduct an early hearing in the matter.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Uttar Pradesh Police, requested the apex court to conduct an early hearing into the matter.
The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana, said “First provide us the paper, then we will look into the matter.”
The Ghaziabad Police had also filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the decision of the Karnataka High Court, which had directed the Ghaziabad Police not to take any action or ‘drastic step’ against Maheshwari.
While hearing the petition of Manish Maheshwari, MD of Twitter India, the Karnataka High Court had quashed the summons issued by the Ghaziabad Police to Maheshwari, booked after a video of an old Muslim man being attacked in Loni area of Ghaziabad went viral on Twitter.