Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court on Tuesday stayed the arrest of News18 journalist Aman Chopra, who was booked by the state police over a TV debate on the demolition of a temple by civic authorities within the Alwar district.
The matter will subsequent be coronary heart on Wednesday earlier than the excessive courtroom’s Jodhpur bench, PTI reported.
This comes after Aman Chopra earlier obtained a keep on his arrest from the courtroom’s Jaipur bench within the circumstances registered in opposition to him in Bundi and Alwar districts, however confronted arrest in reference to an identical FIR filed in Dungarpur.
A crew of the Rajasthan Police crew had camped in Noida, neighbouring Delhi, in a bid to arrest him in reference to the third FIR, the information company reported.
Justice Dinesh Mehta stayed his arrest in reference to the criticism filed in opposition to him at Bichhiwada police station in Dungarpur district. Special Public Prosecutor Vinit Jain argued earlier than the courtroom that the petitioner’s apprehension over his arrest was misplaced and pleaded in opposition to the keep.
Senior Advocate Sidharth Luthra appeared for Aman Chopra. He was assisted by Advocates Mrinal Bharti and Achintya Kaushik.
Police stated Chopra was booked below Sections 124-A (sedition), 295-A (acts supposed to outrage spiritual emotions), 153-A (selling enmity between totally different teams) of the Indian Penal Code, and the Information Technology Act. The FIRs accused Aman Chopra of giving false particulars suggesting that the demolition of a temple in Alwar district’s Rajgarh city was carried out by the Rajasthan authorities in retaliation for the demolitions in Delhi. While Rajasthan is run by a Congress authorities, the Rajgarh municipality is managed by the BJP. The two events had hurled expenses in opposition to one another after the demolitions.
(With inputs from PTI)