Delhi Court rejects anticipatory bail plea of Preet Singh involved in Jantar Mantar hate speech case

  • While denying anticipatory bail to a man accused in the Jantar Mantar anti-Muslim sloganeering case, a Delhi Court bench led by Additional Sessions Judge Anil Antil recently observed that he cannot absolve himself of all responsibility for the "inflammatory and incendiary" content in the speeches allegedly made during the event. [State v. Preet Singh]

  • Preet Singh was charged with anti-Muslim and provocative sloganeering at Jantar Mantar. Singh is the President of the Save India Foundation and is suspected of being a co-organizer of the rally at which incendiary chants were chanted.

  • He was charged with disobedience to a public servant's order, 269-270 (Negligent act likely to spread infection of a disease dangerous to life), 153A (Promoting hatred between various groups on religious grounds, etc. ), 120B (Criminal conspiracy), and 34 of the Indian Penal Code.

  • On August 12, a Metropolitan Magistrate refused his request for anticipatory bail.

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