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Shillong: The Shillong bench of the Gauhati High Court Monday rejected the bail plea of Indra Mohan Jha, whose publishing house had printed a blasphemous image of Jesus — holding a beer can and a cigarette — in a school textbook.
The objectionable pictures of Jesus Christ found in the cursive writing exercise copies at a private school in Shillong were brought to the notice of the influential church by some guardians.
Justice T. Vaiphei also terminated the earlier interim bail granted to Jha March 5 and asked him to surrender to police.
Earlier, a team of Meghalaya Police was sent to New Delhi to apprehend Jha but returned empty handed.
The blasphemous picture of Jesus Christ created a furore in Meghalaya, and condemnations poured in from various religious heads and social organisations.
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