Court rejects ‘Modi-baiter’ Imran Masood’s bail plea

Congress candidate Imran Masood, who has reportedly threatened to ‘chop BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi into pieces’, was arrested on Saturday after his bail plea was rejected by a local court. He was sent to judicial custody for 14 days. Masood (40), Congress candidate from Saharanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested for his hate speech on Friday, which sparked a political outrage and forced the Election Commission (EC) to intervene.

He was arrested from his residence by SSP Saharanpur Manoj Kumar. During his arrest, Masood claimed innocence Later, on Friday, he expressed regret for his remarks but within 24 hours he changed his stand – sensing that his anger towards Modi might bear some fruits in terms of getting the minority votes.

Masood said, ‘It is all BJP’s plotting. I don’t have any remorse as I did no wrong. I will not apologise either to Narendra Modi or to the BJP.’ Recently, a video footage of the election rally in Saharanpur, showing Masood giving hate speech against BJP PM candidate, had gone viral on the web.

‘Cases have been registered against him under section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting religion or religious beliefs), 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC, Section 125 (promoting enmity between classes in connection with election) of Representation of People Act, and 310 SC/ST Act,’ Kumar said.
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