Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Latest News
After talks with China, Benin eases oil export ban against Niger Zen Educate raises $37M and acquires Aquinas Education as it tries to address the teacher shortage Banned Chinese supplier with forced labour ties used to import cars to US by BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen: Senate report Aircraft about to land at Mumbai airport flies into flock of flamingos, at least 40 birds dead China National Nuclear Power starts work on nation’s largest offshore solar farm OpenAI uses Scarlett Johansson’s voice for ChatGPT without permission: All details Haiti’s Gangs Grow Stronger as Kenyan-Led Force Prepares to Deploy Funerary procession to be held for late president in Iran's northwest | India News Saudi Arabia's national carrier orders more than 100 new Airbus jets 'It's not fair': Wasim Akram agrees with Irfan Pathan, slams ECB and England players for leaving IPL early | Cricket News Second Henrietta Lacks family lawsuit can proceed against pharmaceutical company, judge rules California Assembly passes bill allowing cannabis cafes Dibrugarh: Dibrugarh cracks down on unauthorised e-rickshaws | Guwahati News BTS’ RM, NewJeans, Aespa and Treasure to go head to head in the K-pop charts with a clutch of new releases 'He had never asked me a single question': Gautam Gambhir hails Shah Rukh Khan as 'best owner' | Cricket News Microsoft unveils AI-capable Windows PCs said to be faster than Apple’s MacBook Air 2024 showdown: Trump tops Biden in April campaign cash dash Check-Dam: Opposition Leaders Condemn Check-Dam Construction in Kerala | Coimbatore News Big IPOs seen making a comeback in India as stock boom continues TOI Health News Morning Briefing | FLiRT variants identified in Kolkata, Harvard study finds when to take aspirin during heart attack, simple tests to check purity of milk, FAQs on heat stroke answere... OpenAI pauses ChatGPT voice ‘eerily similar’ to Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson Said No, but OpenAI’s Virtual Assistant Sounds Just Like Her Sean Hannity: This is not justice IMD: IMD forecasts heavy rain in 8 districts from Friday | Bhubaneswar News China’s GPS rival BeiDou prepares to take off as Beijing moves to strengthen home-grown satellite navigation Australia and New Zealand sending planes to evacuate nationals from New Caledonia's unrest Trump's social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a 'unified Reich' Illegal Construction: Illegal construction in public park: HC directs Moradabad DM & police to act | Allahabad News Government norms to monitor quality of spices exports IPL 2024, Qualifier 1: Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad look to put on a show | Cricket News
HomeIndiaNo criminality found against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in case of...

No criminality found against Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in case of threatening minor on social media: Delhi Police to HC | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court was told by the police on Thursday that it has not found any criminality against fact-checking website Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in a case lodged against him for allegedly threatening and torturing a minor on social media.

Taking note of the submissions of the city police, the court asked the probe agency to place the chargesheet filed in the case before it.
“Before proceeding further, let a copy of the chargesheet be filed before the next date of hearing,” Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani said.
The counsel for the Delhi Police informed the court that the probe agency has found no criminality against Zubair and his name has not been included in the chargesheet.
The court also asked police to give a copy of the chargesheet to Additional Solicitor General K M Natraj, who is representing complainant National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in the matter.
The law officer said he would take further instructions, after which the court listed the matter for the next hearing on March 2.
On the basis of a complaint from the NCPCR, the Delhi Police lodged an FIR against Zubair on August 9, 2020 under the provisions of the Information Technology Act for allegedly threatening and torturing a girl on Twitter.
The NCPCR complaint referred to a photo of the girl and her father shared by Zubair on Twitter during an online spat with the man.
The journalist has approached the court seeking quashing of the FIR against him.
The NCPCR has contended that the submission of the city police that no cognisable offence was made out against Zubair was “incorrect” and that the agency’s stand indicates the casual attitude of the authorities.
It had urged the court to direct the Delhi Police to conduct a thorough investigation in the case and conclude it on priority basis.
The NCPCR has said re-tweeting of the girl’s picture contributed to the disclosure of her identity through her father, seriously jeopardised her safety and security and also exposed her to harassment on social media platforms like Twitter where lewd and disgraceful comments were published about her by the users.
“The comments made on the picture of the minor girl also included comments which were in the nature of sexual harassment and were seen to be in violation of the provisions of the POCSO Act, IPC and IT Act,” it said.
The commission also said even after knowing the fact that several comments were being made on his post against the girl, which were indecent and sexual in nature, Zubair neither tried to delete the tweet nor informed the authorities concerned about the users who had indulged in violating the girl’s rights.
The high court had, in September 2020, directed the Delhi Police not to take any coercive steps against Zubair in the case. It had also directed Twitter India to cooperate with police in the investigation.
Zubair had refuted the allegation levelled against him in the FIR by describing it as “an absolutely frivolous complaint”.
His counsel had earlier submitted that Zubair was being trolled for his posts on Twitter by a man who abused and demeaned him and even left communally-charged comments on the scribe’s page on the microblogging website.
Subsequently, Zubair posted the display picture of the man standing with his minor daughter, whose face was cautiously blurred by the petitioner, and posted a tweet. After this, a complaint was made against him to the NCPCR and an FIR lodged.
(With PTI inputs)





Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Latest News