Teenager arrested over Facebook post on Azam Khan gets bail

March 19, 2015 03:12 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 10:25 pm IST - Meerut

Gulrez Khan alias Vicky who was arrested on Monday for allegedly posting a statement attributed to Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan was granted bail by the Rampur Court on Thursday afternoon. The court of additional chief judicial magistrate Azad Singh granted bail on two sureties of Rs. 20,000 each.

The court also asked him to submit his passport and to cooperate in the investigation of the case.

The State police picked up Gulrez, a student of Woodrow school in Bareilly, on Monday evening after the Minister's media incharge Fasahat Ali Khan registered an FIR at Ganj police station in Rampur district.

He was produced before Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Azad Singh on Tuesday who sent him to 14 days judicial custody.

Gulrez, a native of Malooqpur area in Bareilly district, was booked under section 66-A of the Information Technology Act and sections 153A ( promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc), 504 ( intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 505 (public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code.

Awez Khan, the father of the teenager insisted that his son didn’t post or upload the “objectionable” content but rather just shared it on the social media platform and he didn't know the meaning of the post he shared on Facebook.

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