UP Police seeks custody of ‘Controversial’ comedian Munawar Faruqui

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Prayagraj, 17 January: The Uttar Pradesh police has demanded warrant (B) to produce controversial stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui, who is lodged in Indore jail, for making indecent remarks on the country’s Home Minister Amit Shah and Hindu Gods and Goddesses during Corona Lockdown.

A case in this matter has been registered at the Georgetown police station on March 16, 2020 under the IT Act. The case is currently being investigated by the Crime Branch team.

It is noteworthy that Munavwar Farooqui, a native of Gujarat, lived in Dhogri in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. Munouvar became popular as a stand-up comedian on YouTube channel. During the Corona era, the video went viral with indecent remarks on the country’s Home Minister Amit Shah and Gods and Goddesses through the YouTub channel.

In this regard, advocate Ashutosh Mishra, resident of Prayagraj city, filed a complaint on March 16 in Georgetown police station.

However, the police started the investigation on the complaint of advocate Ashutosh Mishra by filing a case under ITACT.

Seeing the matter seriously, the Uttar Pradesh police team took the support of the Maharashtra Police and later, he was arrested in Indore. Taking legal action against him, he was sent to jail.

Prayagraj Crime Branch is investigating the said case. Thus, (B) warrant is sought to produce Munawar Farooqui in Prayagraj Court. The police are preparing to bring controversial comedian from Indore to Prayagraj.