Kalicharan Maharaj remanded to judicial custody in hate speech against Muslims, Christians; bail plea tomorrow

Kalicharan, a self-proclaimed god-man is accused of making comments against the Muslim and Christian community during a programme organised in Shukrawar Peth in Pune pertaining to celebration of killing of Adilshahi general Afzal Khan by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

He has been charged for offences under provisions of the Indian Penal Code – Sections 295A, 298 (words and acts to outrage religious feelings) and 505(2) (statements promoting enmity between classes).

Maharaj had earlier been booked at Raipur, Chattisgarh for making objectionable statements against Mahatma Gandhi.

He was brought to Pune from Raipur on January 5.

After the religious guru was brought to Pune, he was remanded to one day police custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Pune, MA Shaikh.

On Thursday, Kalicharan was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. Soon after this, Kalicharan applied for bail which will be heard tomorrow.

Source: Barandbench

By AlJazeera