new Delhi. The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to three states, including Uttar Pradesh, on the plea of Sharjeel Imam for the investigation of the case registered in different parts of the country in the inflammatory speech case. The bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MR Shah issued notice to Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh after hearing the arguments of Senior Advocate Siddharth Dave and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Government of Delhi Done. Priorities have also been registered against Sharjeel in these three states.
Dave, referring to the case of Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic TV, supporting the demand for Sharjeel, had said that the FIRs lodged against him in various states should also be revoked. The Solicitor General, however, strongly opposed this argument, stating that in Arnab Goswami’s case, all the primaries were met with exactly the same, whereas in the case of Sharjeel.
Mehta said that it would not be enough to just issue a notice to the Delhi government, but the matter should be called for from the states where FIRs have been filed against Sharjeel. After this, the court also issued notices to Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.