Professor Shaharyar Ali, who Posted Derogatory Content Against Union Minister Smriti Irani Surrenders in Court, Sent to Jail

    22-Jul-2021   
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The Allahabad High Court rejected an anticipatory bail plea filed by the professor in May, saying there was no evidence to prove that the professor's account was hacked.

 
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Shaharyar Ali, head of the History department at SRK College, was sent to jail for making derogatory remarks against Union Minister Smriti Irani on Facebook. He had surrendered to Additional Sessions Judge Anurag Kumar.
 
Firozabad Police had booked Ali in March for posting obscene Facebook posts against the women and child development minister. The college had then served him with a suspension notice.
 
The Allahabad High Court rejected an anticipatory bail plea filed by the professor in May. Refusing to grant Ali protection from arrest, Justice JJ Munir said there was no material on record to show that the professor's account was hacked.
 
The Supreme Court had also refused to grant protection to him from arrest.