Assign Munawar Faruqui bail case to Bench other than Justice Rohit Arya's: Saket Gokhale writes to Madhya Pradesh High Court Chief Justice

Gokhale says that there is a valid impression created among the general public that the accused are not getting a fair non-prejudiced hearing in their bail application before Justice Rohit Arya.
Munawar Faruqui, Madhya Pradesh High Court
Munawar Faruqui, Madhya Pradesh High CourtBar and Bench

Activist Saket Gokhale has addressed a letter petition to the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court urging that the bail applications moved by comedian Munawar Faruqui and three others accused of insulting Hindu deities should be heard by a Bench other than Justice Rohit Arya in the interest of justice and fairness.

Gokhale's letter raises concern over certain oral remarks reportedly made by Justice Arya during yesterday's hearing in the matter, which is stated to carry a presumption of guilt on the part of the accused, even before a trial has begun in the matter.

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