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Alt News co-founder and accused of inciting violence, Mohammad Zubair, was produced by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in Patiala House Court on Saturday. Police said that three more sections have been added to the FIR registered against the accused. Delhi Police got Zubair’s four-day remand ended today.
Delhi Police has sought judicial custody of Zubair. At the same time, Zubair’s advocate has filed a bail application for him. Atul Srivastava has been appointed as Special Public Prosecutor of Delhi Police in the case of Mohammad Zubair.
Three new sections added in FIR against Zubair
Delhi Police has added three new sections – 201 of IPC (destruction of evidence – formatting phone and deleting tweets), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 35 of FCRA – in the FIR registered against Mohammad Zubair.
Evidence destroyed – Delhi Police
The police have alleged that there was conspiracy and destruction of evidence in the case of Mohammad Zubair, adding section of the Foreign Grants (Regulation) Act 2010 in the FIR. The police also alleged that the accused had received donations from foreign countries.
Earlier on Friday, the Delhi High Court sought response from the Delhi Police on a petition by Mohammad Zubair, challenging the validity of police remand in a case related to the alleged objectionable tweet by Zubair. Justice Sanjeev Narula issued notice on the petition and gave two weeks time to the respondent to file his reply.
Delhi Police said checking social media found that Twitter handlers supporting Zubair after his arrest were from Pakistan and mostly from Middle-Eastern countries like UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait. ALT News founder company Pravda Media received a total of Rs 2,31,933.
Delhi Police said that after analyzing the response received from Razorpay payment, it was found that many phone numbers or IP addresses outside India are Bangkok, Manama, North-Holland, Singapore, Victoria, New York, England, Riyadh, Baldalyat ad Dawa, Stockholm. , Aishi, the Eastern, Western and Eastern Provinces of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Washington DC, Kansas, New Jersey, Ontario, California, Texas, Lower Saxony, Bern, Dubai, Usima and Scotland.
was arrested on June 27
Zubair was arrested by Delhi Police on June 27 for hurting religious sentiments through a tweet. On the same day, the trial court sent him to one-day police custody. His custody was extended by four days by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate after he was produced before the court after a day’s custodial interrogation.
About four thousand people sent 55 lakh rupees
On the other hand, more than four thousand people have sent Rs 55 lakh to Zubair’s bank account. This has been revealed from the bank account details of Mohammad Zubair that Delhi Police has got out. There are more than four thousand entries in the bank account. People have sent from one thousand to several thousand rupees. Delhi Police is investigating who are the people sending money and from where the money has been sent. According to police officers of Special Cell’s IFSC, money has been sent to Mohammad Zubair’s bank account through UPI, e-wallet, card and internet banking.
A senior IFSC official said that the co-founder of Alt News has maintained a page on the website of Alt News. Donations have been demanded from people on this page. It is also written on the website that income tax will not be levied on the donation amount. Delhi Police is investigating the bank accounts from which money has come in their bank account.