Munawar Faruqui, in a video that has been on social media, says, “I have faith in judiciar. And I will get justice”. The Supreme Court had on Friday granted ad-interim bail to Faruqui, who was arrested on January 1. And issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh police in a case registered against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.
A day later, Indore jail authorities had refused to release Comedian Munawar Faruqui, saying they had not received official communication from the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) in Prayagraj, which had issued a production warrant against him in a similar case. But Faruqui was release late Saturday night, after the CJM of Indore reportedly received a “call from the Supreme Court”. Urging them to check the website for the apex court’s order on the ad-interim bail.
According to Indore Jail Superintendent Rakesh Bhangre. Faruqui was release at 11 pm after they learn that the Supreme Court’s order putting a stay on the production warrant has been upload on the apex court’s website.
Ashar Warsi, Faruqui’s advocates, says, “Earlier, there was some confusion though a team of lawyers has submit a certified copy. It was of the Supreme Court’s order. Along with a covering letter, to the jail Superintendent.”
Warsi said that while the CJM at Indore had given Faruqui’s release warrant in cases registered against him at Indore’s Tukoganj police station, “the jail authorities refused to release him saying they had no official communication from the CJM in Prayagraj”.