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Bihar labourers fake videos case: SC dismisses Manish Kashyap's plea to club FIRs, quashing of NSA

Bihar labourers fake videos case: The bench of judges headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud refused to entertain Kashyap's plea seeking clubbing of FIRs against him.

Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika New Delhi Published on: May 08, 2023 17:40 IST
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Image Source : FILE YouTuber Manish Kashyap

Bihar labourers fake videos case: In a setback for YouTuber Manish Kashyap, the Supreme Court on Monday appealed to the concerned high court regarding a plea challenging the detention order by the Tamil Nadu police under the National Security Act in FIRs registered against him over his videos relating to migrants labourers from Bihar being attacked in Tamil Nadu. 

The bench of judges headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud refused to entertain Kashyap's plea seeking clubbing of FIRs against him. The court said that one cannot circulate and disturb the peace in a stable state.

The court directed Kashyap to approach the concerned high court-- Madras and Bihar -- with his plea challenging various FIRs registered against him. "We are not inclined to entertain the petition. However, petitioner has the liberty to approach High Court," the court said.Kashyap, a Bihar-based journalist has approached the Supreme Court seeking clubbing of FIRs registered against him.

Senior Advocate Maninder Singh, appearing for YouTuber apprised the top court that if Kashyap would remain inside continuously, it would be a serious miscarriage of justice. However, counsel for Tamil Nadu Government and Bihar Government opposed the plea and apprised the court that there were 12 FIRs in Bihar and six in Tamil Nadu.The counsel of Bihar apprised the top court that the first FIR against him is filed over the allegation of creating a fake video showing migrant labourers.

The second FIR was filed against him over a video with a different picture and soundtrack and the third FIR is based on a picture where he shows himself in handcuffs saying that he was arrested. Bihar Government claimed Kashyap was a habitual offender. Besides Senior Advocate Singh, Manish Kashyap was represented by lawyers Aditya Singh Deshwal, Abhijeet and Ridam Arora.

Kashyap's counsel apprised the court earlier that National Security Act has been imposed against his client.Kashyap said that many false FIRs were registered against him in Bihar and Tamil Nadu at the behest of the present ruling government.Kashyap sought interim bail and clubbed all cases in one place.

He said that cases against him were filed because he had raised the issue of violence against the Bihar-based migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu on social media.The YouTuber, who was caught for allegedly circulating false and misleading information about purported attacks on migrant labourers working in Tamil Nadu was arrested from Bettiah in Bihar on March 18.

According to the Bihar Police, Kashyap surrendered at Jagdishpur police station in Bettiah while the Bihar Police and Economic Offence Unit (EOU) were in the process of attaching his house. Kashyap was wanted by Bihar Police and Tamil Nadu Police in a fake news matter of labourers issue in the southern state, according to an official statement issued by the EOU of Bihar Police had said.

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