Journalist and AltNews Co-Founder Mohammed Zubair Arrested For Allegedly Hurting Religious Sentiments

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Published: June 27,2022 11:02 PM
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Delhi Police on Monday arrested AltNews co-founder and journalist Mohammed Zubair

June 27, 2022: Delhi Police on Monday arrested AltNews co-founder and journalist Mohammed Zubair.



The IFSO (Intelligence Fusion & Strategic Operations) unit of Delhi Police made the arrest.



The case is based on a complaint made by Twitter handle '@balajikijaiin' this month, alleging that Mr Zubair had tweeted a "questionable" image to "deliberately insult the god of a particular religion", police said. Mr Zubair had sent out that tweet in March 2018. 



AltNews co-founder Pratik Sinha said Mr Zubair was called to Delhi for questioning in a different case from 2020, in which the court has given him protection against arrest. But he was arrested in this new case instead, without mandatory notice, Mr Sinha said. "No FIR copy is being given to us despite repeated requests."