Delhi polics arrests journo Mohd. Zubair for allegedly hurting religious sentiments

Opposition slams Delhi Police for arresting journalist

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested Mohammad Zubair for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of a particular community, police said on Monday.
The police registered a case after getting a complaint from a twitter handle, wherein it was alleged that Zubair had tweeted a questionable image with a purpose to deliberately insult the god of a particular religion. Such tweets were getting retweeted and it appeared that there was a brigade of social media entities, who indulge in insult mongering thereby leading to a possible ramification on communal harmony and was overall against the maintenance of public tranquility, said KPS Malhotra, DCP, Special Cell (IFSO).
In June, when police was alerted by a twitter handle that Zubair had earlier made an objectionable tweet and his followers/social media entities had amplified and created a series of debates/hate mongering in the tread, he was examined in the case under section 153A/295A IPC and his role was found objectionable, said police.
“He was evasive on the questions and neither provided the necessary technical equipment for the purpose of the investigation nor cooperated in the probe. During investigation, the conduct of Zubair was found questionable, which warranted his custodial interrogation to unravel the conspiracy in the matter. Accordingly, he has been arrested and is being produced before the court for seeking police custody remand,” said Malhotra. (UNI)

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