Vendors held for selling newspaper with Hebdo cartoon granted bail

The vendors claimed they were unaware of the contents of the paper.

| Mumbai | Updated: February 6, 2015 2:31 am

The two vendors arrested for selling the January 17 issue of urdu daily Avadhnama, in which the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammed were published, were released on bail on Thursday.

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Riyaz Charli, a trustee of a mosque in Bhendi Bazaar, had filed an FIR complaining about the two vendors selling the paper.

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The vendors, Sharif Sheikh (60) and Salman Sheikh (20) in their bail plea, however, claimed they were unaware of the contents of the paper.

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