The Supreme Court has refused to quash FIRs against journalist Amish Devgan, in connection with his comment on Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti during a TV debate.
A division Bench of Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna, however, gave him interim protection from arrest & combined all FIRs to one place in Ajmer on News anchor Amish Devgan on his remarks on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. 'Amish Devgan had made the comment during a debate on a PIL about the Places of Worship (Special Provisions) Act on his show ‘Aar Par’. As per reports he had called Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, also known as Khwaja Gareeb Nawaz, an attacker and a lootera.' The plea filed by Amish Devgn through Advocate Vivek Jain seeks quashing of the FIRs which have been registered against him under the following sections of the Indian Penal Code: 295A, 153A, 505 and 34.