The body of five-month-old Somya Singh was found floating on Wednesday morning in the adjoining district of Rewa. Sombai Singh (23), Somya’s mother, was scheduled to appear for the ANM exam, and had asked her cousin Asha to accompany her to Satna.
While Faruqui was granted ad-interim bail by the Supreme Court on February 5, two of the show organisers – Prakhar Vyas and Edwin Anthony – who were arrested with him, were granted bail by the Indore bench of the high court on February 12.
“I can give you 10 names of those who were murdered from Rinku Sharma, Ankit Saxena, Chandan Gupta, Ankita Tomar, Dilwar Negi to Prashant Puraji, these people were, somewhere down the line, doing the work of dharma or working for Hindutva,” said Rameshwar Sharma.
Earlier Munawar and Priyam Vyas were released on bail, while Nalin Yadav and Sadaqat Khan, the other accused in the case, are still languishing in jail. Sadaqat's bail plea was rejected, for the second time, by the Indore district court on Tuesday.
According to Bhind SP Manoj Kumar Singh, the idea is not to eulogise those who once held sway over Chambal but to place their crimes in perspective and “highlight the sacrifices made by the police” to rein them in.
Sadaqat, accused of being involved in the show’s organisation, moved the sessions court seeking bail on the basis of 'parity' (similar circumstances), as Faruqui was granted interim bail by the Supreme Court four days ago.
The woman says spotted her mentally unsound younger brother in a picture of destitute people dropped outside city; however, municipal officials who picked her brother were not sure where he was dropped.
Faruqui was arrested in Indore on January 1 following a complaint by Eklavya Singh Gaur, the son of BJP MLA Malini Singh Gaur and convenor of local outfit Hindu Rakshak, that the comedian allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments during a comedy show at a popular cafe that day.
According to the police, 165 cows and oxen were being smuggled through the forest route from MP's Bakoda village to slaughterhouses in the bordering district of Nagpur on January 24 night when they were intercepted.
During the hearing, the court said that the evidence collected so far suggests that during the show, outraging religious feelings of a class of citizens of India with deliberate intendment were made by the applicants.
On Thursday, the residents in the area who had approached the Wakf Tribunal for a stay on construction work, shut down their shops in protest. The Wakf Tribunal is scheduled to hear the ongoing title suit on January 23.
Of the six youngsters, who are behind bars for more than a fortnight, one is the brother of the show's organiser who was in the audience, another a friend of Munawar Faruqui's who had nothing to do with the event, and a third whose only family is a minor brother running around for him now.
This came a day after the District Magistrate imposed Section 144 to ensure law and order following circulation of several complaints and critical messages on social media against the Godse Gyanshala, said Gwalior Superintendent Amit Sanghi.
The postmortem report of Deepak Marawi, a father of three, suspected “poisoning” as a cause. Bharat Biotech, in a statement, said that the “serious adverse reaction” had been “thoroughly investigated” and was found “not related to vaccine or placebo”.
The court observed that the two have been accused of making objectionable remarks on Hindu Gods and Goddesses, passing lewd remarks at women and displaying items such as condoms in the presence of children.