Top court refuses to quash FIRs against Amish Devgan for remarks against sufi

The News18 anchor referred to Moinuddin Chishti as ‘attacker’ and ‘lootera’ on a primetime show in June.

ByNL Team
Top court refuses to quash FIRs against Amish Devgan for remarks against sufi
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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash the seven FIRs filed against News18 anchor Amish Devgan for his remarks against the venerated sufi Moinuddin Chishti, Live Law reported.

The court clubbed all the FIRs filed against Devgan and transferred them to be heard by a court in Ajmer, Rajasthan, but continued the stay on any investigation and coercive action against the journalist.

Devgan is accused of insulting the sufi on his primetime show Aar Paar, referring to him as an "attacker" and a "lootera", or robber.

Following the telecast of the show on June 15, separate FIRs were filed against Devgan in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra.

He issued an apology for his remarks on Twitter on 17 June.

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