The Bombay High Court on Wednesday granted transit anticipatory bail for 3 weeks to the author, the director and the producer of net sequence Tandav and the content material head of Amazon after a legal case was registered towards them in Uttar Pradesh.
A single Bench of Justice P.D. Naik was listening to a plea filed by director Ali Abbas Zafar, producer Himanshu Mehra, author Gaurav Solanki and content material head Aparna Purohit in search of transit anticipatory bail for eight weeks via advocate Aniket Nikam.
Mr. Nikam argued that the ambiance in Lucknow was tense and that preparations wanted to be made for his or her safety and due to this fact short-term aid should be granted. However, Additional Public Prosecutor Yogesh Nakhwa opposed the plea, saying all of the accused ought to seem earlier than the police station in Lucknow and search the same aid in court docket there. Mr Nikam instructed The Hindu, “We will soon file a petition for quashing the FIR before the Allahabad High Court.”
On January 17, an FIR was registered towards all of the 4 on the Hazratganj police station, Lucknow, underneath Sections 153 (A) (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith, race, place of start, residence, language, and many others., and doing acts prejudicial to upkeep of concord), 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the faith of any class), 505 (1) (B) (with intent to trigger, or which is more likely to trigger, concern or alarm to the general public, or to any part of the general public whereby any particular person could also be induced to commit an offence towards the state or towards the general public tranquillity), 505 (2) (statements creating or selling enmity, hatred or ill-will between courses) and 469 (forgery for function of harming popularity of the Indian Penal Code, together with Sections 66 (computer-related offences), 66F (punishment for cyber terrorism) and 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene materials in digital type) of the Information Technology Act.
Tandav is a sequence on politics in India and was launched on January 15 on Amazon Prime TV and stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub and others.