Man held in Odisha for making objectionable remarks against PM, UP CM
A 42-year-old man arrested in Odisha’s Cuttack district for allegedly posting hate messages against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media is being brought to Baghpat on transit remand, police said on Saturday.
“The Uttar Pradesh police team has started from Odisha with accused Hasan Ahmed,” SHO Shiv Pratap Singh of Singhawali Aheer police station in Baghpat told PTI.
While a case of similar nature against Ahmed for targeting Hindu leaders has been registered in Lucknow, three more cases have been registered against him in Varanasi, said the SHO, adding that the identity of his accomplices would be clear during his questioning after he is brought here.
The case against Cuttack resident Ahmed was registered at the Singhawali Aheer police station on July 10 on the complaint of VHP office bearer Kuldeep Panchal, who had accused him of making objectionable comments against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said the SHO.
“After he lodged the complaint, the VHP leader got a call from Pakistan number and a letter in Urdu threatening to kill him. Subsequently, a case was registered against the accused person under various sections of the IPC. On Friday, the IT cell informed that accused Hasan Ahmed was arrested in Cuttack,” said Singh.
The accused, hailing from Kusumbi village, was held by an Uttar Pradesh police team on Thursday. Ahmed has been booked under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, including Section 124A for sedition, he said.
“The Uttar Pradesh Police had sought the help of the local police here. Our personnel extended necessary cooperation to the team in nabbing the accused,” said Jugal Kishore Banoth, Superintendent of Police, Cuttack (Sadar).