UTTARAKHAND: The Supreme Court on Thursday advised the former Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chairman who was arrested for delivering hate speeches at a Dharam Sansad in Haridwar last year.
A Bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi along with Vikram Nath told senior advocate Sidharth Luthra – “Stay together peacefully. Enjoy the life”, while taking up the bail plea of Jitendra Narayan Singh Tyagi, formerly Waseem Rizvi
TIn the hearing the bench questioned the counsel about what a Dharam Sansad was. In Reply Luthra said he was an Arya Samaji and did not exactly know what it was. he said – “I have seen videos, people in bhagwa (saffron) clothes got together and gave speeches,”
“Spoiling the atmosphere! Stay together peacefully. Enjoy the life,” remarked the bench, adding that “before they ask to sensitize others, they have to sensitize themselves first. They are not sensitized.”
The bench noted that the maximum punishment for the offense he was charged with was three years’ imprisonment and went on to issue a notice to the Uttarakhand government on the plea filed against the high court order denying bail. The next date of hearing is on May 17.
Later, Bench said – “Maximum punishment is three years, he has been in jail since January. For four months he has already been in custody. What further investigation you would like to make into him? It’s already complete,”
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