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Court asks Ranchi woman to distribute copies of Quran while granting bail over her Facebook post over Tabrez Ansari’s death

Richa Bharti has been asked by a Ranchi court to distribute copies of Quran in Anjuman Islamia and four other government schools and colleges as part of her bail condition.

A Ranchi court has granted bail to the woman who was arrested for allegedly hurting ‘religious sentiments’ by writing about Tabrez Ansari’s death on her Facebook account. However, while granting the bail, the court put up a condition that she should distribute copies of Quran to various Islamic organisations.

As per reports, magistrate Manish Singh has ordered Richa Bharti to distribute a copy of Quran to Anjuman Islamia in presence of the administration and take an acknowledgement receipt. She will also have to donate four other copies of the Quran to other schools and colleges. Bharti could take help of local police administration in this. She will have to collect receipts and submit them to the court in 15 days. Over and above this, she was also asked to deposit two bonds of Rs 7,000 each.

The case

Anjuman Islamia Committee had filed a complaint againt Richa Bharti over her Facebook post on Tabrez Ansari’s death. On Sunday, the Jharkhand Police swung into action and arrested her. Anjuman Islamia had alleged that Bharti’s Facebook post hurt the ‘religious sentiments’ of the Muslim community.

Tabrez Ansari’s death

Tabrez Ansari, a 24-year-old man from Jharkhand, was allegedly, brutally beaten by a mob in Jharkhand on the 18th June on the accusation of theft. He had died on 22nd in police custody allegedly of cardiac arrest.

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