Munawar Faruqui, a slapstick comedian from Gujarat, was on Saturday arrested together with 4 others after the son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA filed a grievance accusing them of passing “indecent remarks about Hindu deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah” throughout a present right here.
A neighborhood court docket rejected their bail pleas and despatched them to judicial custody.
The comedy present was held at a restaurant right here on Friday, the police mentioned.
Eklavya Singh Gaur, 36, son of native BJP MLA Malini Laxman Singh Gaur, had filed a grievance concerning the present.
Mr. Gaur mentioned that he and his associates had gone to look at the present. When they heard the “indecent” feedback, they pressured the organisers to cease the programme.
“A case was filed late on Friday night against Munawar Faruqui, a resident of Junagadh in Gujarat, and four Indore-based persons, based on a written complaint filed by Gaur,” mentioned Kamlesh Sharma, Tukoganj police station in-charge.
Mr. Gaur had additionally submitted video footage of the present, he added.
The different arrested individuals had been recognized as Edwin Anthony, Prakhar Vyas, Priyam Vyas and Nalin Yadav.
Section 269 was invoked for allegedly ignoring COVID- 19 security protocol, the official mentioned.