A Lakhimpur district court on Monday remanded AltNews co-founder Mohammed Zubair to 14 days judicial custody in a case filed against him by a local journalist for promoting enmity among groups.
The Lakhimpur Police had also moved a plea for 14 days police custody to quiz Zubair on the same incident. It will be heard on July 13. Lakhimpur Kheri Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ruchi Srivastava remanded the Alt News co-founder to judicial custody for the same period.
Zubair, who appeared via video conferencing, has moved the Patiala House Courts in Delhi with regard to the FIR against him in Delhi which pertains to his 2018 tweet.
The Supreme Court vacation bench had last week granted 5 days interim bail to Zubair in connection with the Sitapur case after both the Allahabad High Court and the Sitapur court rejected his bail. The Apex Court had granted bail saying he shouldn’t tweet or leave Delhi.
Since he was in judicial custody in Delhi, Zubair couldn’t be out on bail.
Zubair had come under the scanner after the Delhi Police registered an FIR against him for tweeting a clip from a 1983 Hrishikesh Mukherjee film that showed the hotel name board changed from Honeymoon to Hanuman Hotel.