Congress chief from Haryana Pankaj Punia has been arrested by police in Karnal for allegedly “hurting non secular emotions” via a social media put up, a police official stated on Thursday.
Mr Punia, a former secretary of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, was arrested late Wednesday evening following a written criticism by a Karnal resident that he allegedly “damage non secular emotions” and “promoted enmity between completely different teams on floor of faith” via his tweet, the official stated.
“Pankaj Punia was arrested from Madhuban space,” police officer Tarsem Chand stated.
The same criticism in opposition to Mr Punia, additionally a member of the All India Congress Committee, was registered on Wednesday by the Uttar Pradesh Police.
A First Info Report (FIR) was registered in opposition to Mr Punia in Lucknow for his alleged objectionable tweet.
The Haryana police officer stated within the case in opposition to Mr Punia has been registered below sections associated to selling enmity between completely different teams, outraging non secular emotions, public mischief and below the Info Know-how (Modification) Act 2008.
In his criticism, the complainant has alleged that “one individual specifically PankajPunia@INC has posted provocative falsehood to advertise enmity between sections of society on floor of faith and his acts are prejudicial to upkeep of concord”.
On Tuesday, Pankaj Punia in his tweet, now eliminated, had focused the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh, referring to the politics over motion of buses by the Congress for ferrying migrants.