SC grants protection to Prashant Bhushan from arrest

SC grants protection to Prashant Bhushan from arrest

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New Delhi, May 1: The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim protection to activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan from arrest for two weeks, in an FIR lodged against him for his alleged comments hurting religious sentiments of the majority community.

A bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna, issued notice to the Gujarat Government in hearing a petition filed by former Army personnel Jaydev Rajnikant Joshi against Prahsant Bhushan.

"We issue notice to Gujarat government and grants interim protection for two weeks till in matter. We will further hear the matter later," the court today said. The FIR was lodged against Bhushan, for his alleged comment on Union government showing the epic serials - Ramayana and Mahabharata - during the nationwide lockdown while people continued to suffer.

Noted legal expert and senior advocate Prashant Bhushan had moved the Supreme Court against this FIR lodged against him in Gujarat. The court today, after granting interim protection from arrest, fixed the matter for further hearing after two weeks. (UNI)