Apex Court gives interim bail for five days to Alt News co-founder Zubair in Uttar Pradesh state case

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The Supreme Court on Friday granted five-day interim bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in reference to an FIR lodged in Sitapur district of state for allegedly outraging religious sentiments.

A vacation bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and JK Maheshari issued notice on Zubair's plea and listed it for further hearing before an everyday bench. 

It clarified that its interim bail order is with regard to the 

FIR lodged in Sitapur and has nothing to try to to with a case registered against him in Delhi.

The bench restrained Zubair from posting anything on Twitter with relevance the case and asked him to not leave the jurisdiction of Delhi.

An FIR was lodged against Zubair in Uttar Pradesh under IPC section 295A (deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings) and section 67 of the IT Act here on a complaint by Hindu Sher Sena Sitapur district president Bhagwan Sharan on June 1. 

Zubair was arrested by the Delhi Police on June 27 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through one among his tweets.