Delhi Court remands Mohammed Zubair to 4 days police custody


A Delhi court on Tuesday remanded Mohammed Zubair to four days of police custody. The court, according to Livelaw, granted the police remand saying that the mobile phone/laptop of Zubair is to be recovered from his Bangalore residence adding that he has remained non-cooperative.

Earlier Zubair’s lawyer, Vrinda Grover, had argued that her client was being targeted because of his Muslim faith.

Grover had said, ” Is it their case that if it’s the same tweet, many others have said that too, the only distinction between them and my client is a distinction of faith of my name, my work?. Is that the reason why I am being targeted?”

Grover had also alleged that Zubair was being harassed because of his criticism of the Centre’s Narendra Modi government. “My client is being targeted for his work. He may be challenging the people who are powerful but that can’t be reason why he is targeted,” she argued.

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However, the prosecution said that Zubair was arrested for several tweets mocking the faith of a community and the police needed to recover his laptop and other electronic devices. Earlier, the Delhi Police had said that Zubair had joined the investigation after formatting his phone.