Nagpur man posts 'offensive' content against PM Modi, RSS; gets arrested

He was arrested from his house around 4 am on Sunday.

Nagpur: For posting''offensive'' contents against RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on social media, a man in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was arrested from his house around 4 am on Sunday.

The police booked him under Sections 354 1(iv) (sexual harassment) and 505(2) (public mischief to inciting people against each other) of the IPC and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act (transmitting sexually explicit matter) following a complaint filed with BJP's IT cell. He was sent to magisterial custody, Indian Express reported.

Superintendent of Police Maheshwar Reddy told The Indian Express, “We have arrested him under the above sections because he posted offensive and obscene content on both WhatsApp and Facebook. One of his posts had said that revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh was represented by a Muslim lawyer while a Hindu lawyer linked to RSS had pleaded the case against him. He had posted another content that showed PM Modi and Union minister Smriti Irani in a bad light. These posts had created disquiet in the city and posed a threat to peace in the city.”

The man had also allegedly posted that state minister for Finance and Forest Sudhir Mungantiwar was used to smuggle liquor in the prohibited district. “But that’s a non-combustible offence,” Reddy said.

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