Former Bigg Boss contestant and actor Ajaz Khan, who was arrested on April 18, 2020 i.e. Saturday for his objectionable remarks during a Facebook live, has been granted bail on Friday by Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court on a surety of Rs 1 lakh. He was arrested on charges of defamation, hate speech & violation of prohibitory orders. Also Read - Ajaz Khan Tests Positive For COVID-19 After His Arrest in Drugs Case, NCB Confirms
A case was registered under sections 153A, 121, 117, 188, 501, 504, 505(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) against the actor. Also Read - Ajaz Khan, Not Eijaz Khan: Twitterati Confuse Two Names, Bigg Boss 14 Star Says 'Wear Spectacles'
The incident happened in a Facebook Live session, when the actor was seen ranting over how Muslims are targeted for all calamities including the natural ones. Ajaz had said, “If an ant dies, a Muslim is responsible. If an elephant dies, a Muslim is responsible. If there is an earthquake in Delhi, a Muslim is responsible i.e a Muslim is responsible for any incident but have you ever thought who is responsible for this conspiracy?” Also Read - Ajaz Khan Drugs Case Update: NCB Suspects he Supplies Drugs at Bollywood Parties, Consumes Them
The Muslim community came under the radar when around 2,361 people of Tablighi Jamaat stayed after attending the congregation at a Markaz (mosque) in Nizamuddin from 13-15 March. When evacuated in a five-day operation by the Delhi Police and health officials late last month, many of them tested positive for COVID-19.
This is not the first time, Ajaz has landed in a soup. The ex-Bigg Boss contestant has his own fair share of controversies. From posting objectionable videos to possessing banned drugs, he has time and again faced legal action. Last year in July, Ajaz was sent to a 14-days judicial custody after he was arrested by the cyber wing of Mumbai Police for allegedly posting videos promoting communal hatred. A case was registered against him in Mumbai for creating and uploading videos with inappropriate content to promote enmity between different groups on grounds of religion and to spread hatred among public.