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The Delhi Police on Friday asked the police what action it took against a Twitter user who posted an offensive tweet about Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in August 2020, Live Law reported.

Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani told the police to file a status report in six weeks.

“You went hammer and tongs against him [Zubair],” the judge noted. “But the case has now ended in a whimper, as it should have… because there was no evidence. But what action have you taken against this man? [the person who posted the allegedly offensive tweets].”

The lawyer for the police told the court that it was conscious of the Supreme Court’s directions that action should be taken in hate speech without waiting for a complaint. The counsel said that appropriate action would be taken in the case, according to PTI.

The High Court posted the case for further hearing on September 14.

The case pertains to a tweet Zubair had posted in August 2020 in which he had shared the profile picture of a Twitter user asking if it was appropriate for him to use derogatory language in replies while using the photo of his granddaughter. Zubair had blurred the profile picture in his tweet.

The Delhi Police had registered a first information report against the…

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