Ajaz Khan sent to 14-day judicial custody for controversial videos

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Mumbai: A court here sent actor Ajaz Khan to judicial custody for 14 days on Saturday for allegedly uploading videos promoting communal hatred on a social media platform.

The case against the actor was registered under Indian Penal Code’s Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race etc.) and Section 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) along with Section 67 of the IT Act (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form).

Further investigation is being carried out by Cyber Crime Police Station, Mumbai. It is not for the first time that the actor has made headlines, last year he was arrested for possessing banned narcotic substance. He was arrested by Anti Narcotics Cell of the Mumbai police with eight ecstasy tablets.

The actor had posted two videos on a social networking website on July 9. The first one was regarding an alleged lynching incident in Jharkhand, in which Khan had allegedly asked the members of a particular community to unite and take revenge.

In the second video, the actor was seen mocking the police machinery for lodging an FIR against five youngsters for allegedly making an inflammatory video.

On Friday, Khan was produced before a magistrate’s court, which sent him to police custody till Saturday.

On Saturday, Khan was produced before the magistrate, who sent him to judicial custody for 14 days. The actor’s lawyer said they would file a bail plea before the magistrate now.

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