The Delhi High Court refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Bhupinder Tomar (Jantar Mantar hate speech)

The Delhi High Court Friday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to Bhupinder Tomar alias Pinki Chaudhary who is accused of raising communal slogans and inciting the youth to propagate against a particular religion at a rally at Jantar Mantar on August 8.

Justice Mukta Gupta said “Prima facie, there are all kinds of slogans and speeches being given. Let the status report be given”.

Justice Mukta Gupta issued notice on Tomar’s anticipatory bail application and sought status report from Delhi Police.

Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain appearing for Chaudhary, argued that Chaudhary was not involved in the slogan chanting.

The court responded, “I want to know where you were (at the time of sloganeering). You were not present at all?..Let me have the complete status report.”

Earlier this month, a sessions court here had dismissed Bhupinder Tomar alias Pinki Chaudhary’s anticipatory bail application, saying, “we are not a Taliban State”.

The matter was listed for further hearing on September 13.

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