Stand-up comic Munawar Faruqui’s bail request was rejected by the Madhya Pradesh High Court today. Faruqui and his aide Nalin Yadav were arrested on January 2 for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during their show.
The son of a BJP MLA had filed a complaint accusing Munawar Faruqui of passing indecent remarks about Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a show. A local court had then sent them to judicial custody.
The high court had adjourned the hearing on Thursday after the police failed to produce the case diary. The bail pleas of Mr Faruqui and four other arrested stand-up comedians arrested in this case have already been rejected by lower courts.