Uttarakhand HC asks how is Sec.124A added while granting Interim bail to Journalist in a case of Sedition
6th September 2020
On Thursday the Uttarakhand HC posed a series of questions to answer by way of filing a counter- affidavit and granted interim bail to the applicant until the instant bail application is decided. The petitioner submitted before the court that he had lifted thale said news item/video from the Facebook post of one Umesh Sharma. In the said news item, some allegations were levelled against the Chief Minister of the State.
Therefore the court asked the state to file a counter affidavit within two weeks. The court also observed that it is required to be deliberated as to which one is the FIR in the instant case. The court granted interim bail to the applicant subject to his furnishing a personal bond and Rs.10, 000/- only. He will remain on interim bail till the instant bail application is decided.