'Free Kashmir' poster: Mumbai Police files 'C Summary' report

Astha Oriel
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29 Dec 2020: 'Free Kashmir' poster: Mumbai Police files 'C Summary' report

The Mumbai Police has submitted a 'C summary' report before a metropolitan court in a case filed against a woman accused of holding a "Free Kashmir" poster during a protest at the Gateway of India in January this year, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

"The report has been submitted in a case registered against Mehak Mirza Prabhu," he added.

Fact: What is a 'C summary' report?

A 'C summary' report is issued by the police in a matter when the criminal case was filed due to a mistake of facts or the offense complained about is of civil nature.

Details: Woman booked under Section 153B of IPC

Images and videos of the woman, later identified as Prabhu, holding a large poster with the words "Free Kashmir" written in big bold letters, had gone viral on social media.

An FIR had been registered against Prabhu at Colaba Police station in south Mumbai under Section 153 B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Fact: What was the protest about?

About 2,000 people had gathered at the iconic Gateway of India on January 7 to protest against the attack by masked goons on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus, as well as the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Background: Charge sheet against 36 persons filed by the Mumbai Police

In a related development, the Mumbai Police on Monday filed a charge sheet against 36 persons in connection with the Gateway of India protest, another senior police officer said.

Names of some city-based lawyers and activists who were part of the protest were mentioned in the charge sheet.

So far, 29 accused persons in the case have been granted bail by a court.

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