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Class XI student arrested for Facebook post against Azam Khan gets bail

The class XII student will walk out of jail once the bond formalities are over, police officials said.

azam khan, facebook comment, section 66A “A Class XII student has made objectionable comments against me on FB. Law is enforced with strictness and he has been arrested within 24 hours.,” said Azam Khan (Source: Express Archive)

A court in Rampur on Thursday granted bail to a Class XI student who was arrested for an “objectionable” post on Facebook against Uttar Pradesh minister and SP leader Azam Khan.

The youth was granted relief by the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (III) on two bail bonds worth Rs 20,000 each.

“It will depend on the view of an expert whether the boy is guilty or not, and till then the bail is granted to him,” the court observed .


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“He did nothing wrong and the court has vindicated our stand,” said the boy’s uncle.

The student of a Bareilly school was sent to jail by a local court on Wednesday after being booked under the Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and for breach of peace by Rampur police.

According to complainant Fasat Ali, the media in-charge of the Minister for Urban Development, the youth had posted comments on Facebook which could incite communal tensions and spoil peace and harmony.

In the post, Khan was targeted on the basis of a provocative remark allegedly made by him that turned out to be “fake”, the police said.

First published on: 20-03-2015 at 01:43:27 am
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