The apex court on Monday clubbed three FIRs lodged against Congress leader Pawan Khera for allegedly making objectionable remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and transferred them to the Hazratganj police station in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow.
Extending the interim bail till April 10, a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and K B Pardiwala took note of the facts that three FIRs were lodged against Khera.
Two of the three FIRs were filed at Varanasi’s Cantonment police station and Lucknow’s Hazratganj police station. The third FIR was filed in Assam. The supreme court bench directed that the three FIRs stand transferred to Hazratganj police station in Lucknow.
Pawan Khera, whose interim bail was extended till April Pawan Khera will have to appear before the court of competent jurisdiction in Lucknow to seek regular bail in the matter.
The Supreme court had been extending the interim bail of Khera who was arrested by the Assam police on February 23 in connection with his alleged remarks against Modi made at a press conference in Mumbai on February 17.
Pawan Khera was arrested from Delhi airport after he was de-boarded from a plane that was supposed to take him to Raipur. He obtained bail from a magisterial court in Delhi on February 23 after the CJI-led bench granted him interim bail during an urgent hearing earlier in the day.
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