Gujarat: 7 booked for ‘offensive’ Facebook posts against BJP leader

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad
  • Updated: Dec 08, 2015 01:00 IST

The Gujarat police has booked seven people in Amreli for allegedly posting offensive remarks against BJP leader and chairman of National Fedebration of State Cooperative Banks Dilip Sanghani on social networking site Facebook.

Amreli is one of the many Patidar pockets , which are traditionally the BJP bastion, but the party has suffered drubbing here in the recently concluded local polls.

An FIR under Section 66 (A) (b) of the Information Technology Act, 2003, and Section 504 of the IPC for intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace, based on complaint filed by Sanghani’s nephew Kamlesh, has been registered against the seven. Police said investigation is on to trace the Internet Protocol addresses of the accused. The comments were first posted on December 3, a day after civic poll results were out.

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