“There will be an interim order restraining the respondents from initiating any coercive action against the petitioner”, the single judge bench said in an order on Thursday. It further said if the police wished to examine the petitioner, they may do so in the virtual mode.
The next hearing date has been set for June 29.
on Monday restricted tweets showing video and images from the viral video, according to a filing with the Lumen Database by the microblogging platform.
The tweets are withheld for users in India.
Ghaziabad Police said the assault on the man was a personal dispute but was being painted as a communal issue on Twitter.
Some media platforms and journalists were also named in the complaint.
Maheshwari, who is based in Bengaluru, had been summoned last week for questioning by the UP Police.
He had made himself available on video call, but the UP Police
summoned him to appear physically at the Loni Border station.
The lawyer appearing for Maheshwari cited the case of journalist Vinod Dua, where another High Court had allowed investigation through video conferencing.
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