Madhya Pradesh High Court has reserved its order on the bail plea filed by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui on Monday.
“Such people must not be spared. I will reserve the order on merits,” the single-judge bench led by Justice Rohit Arya of the Madhya Pradesh High Court said.
“Why you take undue advantage of other’s religious sentiments and emotions. What is wrong with your mindset? How can you do this for the purpose of business?” said Justice Rohit Arya while reserving the order.
“He has committed no offence in the matter your lordships. Bail should be granted,” Munawar Faruqui’s counsellor Vivek Tankha submitted to the Court.
The hearing lasted for only fifteen minutes.
Munawar Faruqui was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Police for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Hindus.
However, the police have admitted that they have found no solid evidence against the comedian so far.
Munawar Faruqui has been languishing in jail since January 2.
Munawar Faruqui was arrested by the police based on a complaint filed by Eklavya Singh Gaur, who happens to be the son of local BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur.
Eklavya Singh Gaur is also the convenor of a local Hindutva outfit – Hindu Rakshak.