Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), July 12 (KMS): An Indian court sent Muslim journalist and Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair to 14-day judicial custody in connection with a fake case registered against him by police at Lakhimpur in Indian state of Utter Pradesh.
Zubair was produced in the court of the Mohammadi additional chief judicial magistrate through video-conferencing, Assistant Prosecuting Officer Avadhesh Yadav said.
The prosecution had sought police custody, a plea countered by the Zubair’s counsel.
The court sent him to 14-day judicial custody, Yadav said.
The next hearing of the plea for his police custody has now been fixed for July 13, he added.
The Lakhimpur Kheri police had served a warrant on Zubair to appear in the court in connection with an FIR lodged against him in 2021.