Former Bigg Boss 7 contestant actor Ajaz Khan who was arrested on April 18 on charges of defamation, hate speech and violation of prohibitory orders was granted bail today at Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate’s court. He made the objectionable remarks during a Facebook live session and has been granted bail on a surety of Rs 1 lakh.
A case was registered under sections 153A, 121, 117, 188, 501, 504, 505(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against the actor. Ajaz’s advocate Nazneen Khatri argued for one hour at the Bandra court for his bail. She cited Supreme Court judgments to procure the bail for the actor. Ajaz had abused BJP leaders Devendra Fadnavis, Ashish Shelar, Haider Azam and media house bosses Rajat Sharma and Arnab Goswami.
Mumbai: Actor Ajaz Khan granted bail by Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court on a surety of Rs 1 lakh. He was arrested on 18th April on charges of defamation, hate speech & violation of prohibitory orders. #Maharashtra
— ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2020
Thank you for all your prayers & good wishes. Justice has been prevailed. My gratitude to my lawyers Nazneen Khatri and Zoheb Shaikh. #LoveYouAll
— Ajaz Khan (@AjazkhanActor) April 24, 2020
The incident happened in a Facebook Live session, where the actor was seen ranting how Muslims are targeted for all calamities including the natural ones. Ajaz had said, “If an ant dies, a Muslim is responsible. If an elephant dies, a Muslim is responsible. If there is an earthquake in Delhi, a Muslim is responsible i.e a Muslim is responsible for any incident but have you ever thought who is responsible for this conspiracy?”
Ajaz’s comments started a bevy of reactions by netizens who demanded his arrest. This is not the first time that the actor had been booked on a similar charge. He has had his own share of controversies. From posting objectionable videos to possessing banned drugs, he has time and again faced legal action.