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TV actor Ajaz Khan remanded to judicial custody for 14 days

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 21, 2019, 7:50 am IST
Updated : Jul 21, 2019, 7:50 am IST

In the second video, the actor was seen mocking the police machinery for lodging a FIR against five youngsters for creating an inflammatory video.

Ajaz Khan
 Ajaz Khan

Mumbai: A metropolitan magistrate court Saturday remanded actor Ajaz Khan to judicial custody for 14 days for allegedly uploading videos promoting communal hatred on a social media platform.

Mr Khan was arrested by the cyber wing of the Mumbai police on July 17 and booked under IPC section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion).

On Wednesday, the cyber police received a complaint from Shiv Sena worker Ramesh Solanki and verified it on the social networking site. The actor had posted two videos on a social networking website on July 9. The first one was regarding an alleged lynching incident in Jharkhand, in which Mr Khan asked members of a particular community to unite and take revenge.

In the second video, the actor was seen mocking the police machinery for lodging a FIR against five youngsters for creating an inflammatory video.

According to the police, the actor has been charged with promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony under the IPC along with relevant sections of the Information Technology Act.

On Friday, Mr Khan was produced before a magistrate court, which remanded him to police custody till Saturday. On Saturday, Mr Khan was produced before the magistrate, who remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days. The actor's lawyer said that they would file a bail plea before the magistrate now.

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