Amish Devgan case: Supreme Court issues interim order staying investigation and action against journalist

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Wednesday, July 08, 2020, 11:34 AM IST

Amish Devgan | File Image
Amish Devgan | File Image

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has directed that an interim order staying an investigation and action against journalist Amish Devgan, Live Law reported.

According to the report, a bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna allowed petitioners to serve copies on the complainants that had not been served and also directed concerned parties to respond within a fortnight.

Multple FIRs wer registered against Devgan after he allegedly insulted a Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti on live television.

An online complaint was also registered against the News 18 India journalist at Bandra police station in Mumbai while an FIR was registered at Pydhonie police station in the city.

Devgan is already facing an FIR in Rajasthan over his alleged objectionable comment against the Sufi saint during a TV debate.

AIMIM activist Mohammed Chaus approached Itwara police station in Nanded district on Tuesday night with a complaint accusing Devgan of hurting religious sentiments of the Muslim community, a local police official said.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against the TV anchor under IPC section 295 (A) (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings) and further probe was on, he added.

On Wednesday, an online complaint was lodged against Devgan over the same issue at Bandra in Mumbai, but no FIR has been registered yet. An FIR under section 295 (A) was registered on a separate complaint at Pydhonie police station in south Mumbai later in the day.

Devgan has apologised for his comments on Twitter.

"In 1 of my debates, I inadvertently referred to 'Khilji' as Chishti. I sincerely apologise for this grave error and the anguish it may hv caused to followers of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, whom I revere. I have in the past sought blessings at his dargah. I regret this error," Devgan tweeted.


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Published on: Wednesday, July 08, 2020, 11:34 AM IST