Kerala HC seeks Lakshadweep police’s views on Ayesha Sulthana’s anticipatory bail plea

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday sought views of the Lakshadweep police within the anticipatory bail plea filed by filmmaker Ayesha Sulthana, who was booked beneath sedition fees by the police within the islands.

Considering the plea, the court docket directed the Lakshadweep police to tell its view and posted the matter for Thursday for additional consideration.

In her plea, Sulthana submitted that she has been directed to look on the police headquarters at Kavaratti, Lakshadweep on June 20 for interrogation. She submitted that there’s a risk of her arrest, if she reaches Kavaratti.

Sulthana was booked on June 10 on sedition fees following a criticism by a BJP chief that she unfold false information concerning the unfold of COVID-19 within the union territory throughout a TV debate.

The criticism was filed by the BJP’s Lakshadweep unit president Abdul Khader.Sulthana hails from Chetiath island in Lakshadweep.

According to the FIR lodged by the Kavaratti police, a case beneath sections 124 A (sedition) and 153 B (hate speech) of the Indian Penal code has been registered towards the filmmaker.


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