‘Bigg Boss 7’ contestant Ajaz Khan granted bail in hate speech case

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Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court has granted actor and reality star Ajaz Khan bail on a surety of Rs. 1 lakh after being arrested on 18th April for allegedly sharing objectionable content on his social media.

“Thank you for all your prayers & good wishes. Justice has been prevailed. My gratitude to my lawyers Nazneen Khatri and Zoheb Shaikh. #LoveYouAll”, Khan posted on Twitter after his release.

Khan was charged for promoting enmity among communities under sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups), 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the Government of India), 117 (abetting commission of offence by the public or by more than ten persons), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes) of the Indian Penal Code after he made some controversial comments during a Facebook live session, Hindustan Times reported. Khan had suggested that the government may have played a role in establishing the negative image of Muslims in India.

Khan is a vocal activist and philanthropist for Muslim communities and is known to be critical of the current government.

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