SC issues notice to TN, Karnataka in Hijab verdict threatening case

New Delhi, April 13 : Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu governments on a plea moved by a man who allegedly threatened the judges of the Karnataka High Court who delivered the Hijab verdict seeking to quash or transfer the second FIR filed against him in Karnataka to Madurai. The Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna and also comprising Justice Bela Trivedi issued notice to the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka governments on hearing the petition. “We issue notice to the Karnataka and Tamil Nadu Governments and seek their detailed replies in this present petition,” the bench of the Supreme Court said today. The petitioner is a state auditing committee member of the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamath. He had addressed a small gathering of the general public at Madurai in which he was accused of making an inflammatory speech regarding the Hijab verdict. Consequently, an FIR (First Information Report) was registered against him in Madurai. The petitioner was duly arrested and was remanded to judicial custody on March 19 and has been in custody since then. XC SHK2108

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