All FIRs against comedian Munawar Faruqui for allegedly insulting Hindu deities during a show and upsetting religious sentiments were transferred to Indore by the Supreme Court on Monday.
In connection with a Delhi production warrant, a three-week extension of Faruqui’s temporary protection was made by a court panel led by justice BR Gavai.
The bench, which included justice Sanjay Karol as well, made it clear that the court had not addressed the merits of the request to have the case dismissed.
Faruqui’s attorney argued that FIRs shouldn’t be sent to Indore because his client’s safety is at risk there.
After hearing arguments, the bench said: “Taking into consideration the facts and circumstances, and the previous order of this court, we are inclined to transfer all the complaints to a police station in Indore.”