Calcutta High Court quashes FIR with “absurd allegations” against journalist for tweets about Covid management

The FIR claimed that the petitioner was responsible for disseminating false information, disobeying public servants and spreading infection.
 Calcutta HC, Port Blair Bench
Calcutta HC, Port Blair Bench

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday quashed a first information report (FIR) filed against Zubair PK, a social worker and journalist from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for his tweets questioning the quarantine policy implemented by the local government in March and April 2020 (Zubair PK vs. The State).

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