Indore: Comedian Munawar Faruqui , 4 other booked for insulting Hindu deities, Amit shah


New Delhi: Munawar Faruqui, a stand-up comedian from Gujarat, was arrested for allegedly insulting Hindu religious beliefs and Home Minister Amit Shah during a New Year show in Indore.

The Indore district court sent him and four other event organisers to judicial custody till January 13.

The case was filed based on a complaint by Eklavya Gaur, convenor of the Hind Rakshak Sangathan and son of BJP MLA Malini Gaur.

As per the media reports, they were also assaulted when they were taken to jail after court proceedings, but Gaur rejected the allegations.

‘Show mocked Hindu deities by passing indecent comments’

Faruqui was arrested on Friday for his performance at a cafe in the popular 56 Dukan locality of Indore.