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Tweets on Yogi Aditya Nath: Film-maker Shirish Kunder gets pre-arrest bail

On March 24, an FIR was registered against Kunder at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow over a series of tweets were defamatory for the UP CM

mumbai Updated: Mar 30, 2017 01:04 IST
Ayesha Arvind
Justice AS Gadkari granted Kunder three weeks to approach the appropriate court in UP for seeking suitable relief in the case.
Justice AS Gadkari granted Kunder three weeks to approach the appropriate court in UP for seeking suitable relief in the case.(HT File Photo)

The Bombay high court on Wednesday granted a transit pre-arrest bail to film-maker Shirish Kunder, after the FIR registered against him over his tweets criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) decision to appoint Yogi Adityanath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Justice AS Gadkari also granted Kunder three weeks to approach the appropriate court in UP for seeking suitable relief in the case.

Kunder had approached the court earlier this week through his counsel Niranjan Mundargi, seeking protection from arrest.

On March 24, an FIR was registered against Kunder at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow over a series of tweets were defamatory for the UP CM, according to the FIR. On Wednesday, Mundargi submitted in the HC that Kunder had no intention to defame the UP CM. He also said following the complaint made by an office bearer of a religious trust in Ayodhya, it wasn’t clear whether the complainant had any connection with the incident or with Adityanath.