Offensive social media posts land Gurugram man in soup
FIR registered against the accused at Gurugram sector 29 police station under section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code.Updated: Aug 25, 2018, 05:19 IST
A resident of Chakkarpur village was booked for allegedly putting derogatory posts against Hindu gods
on Facebook, police said on Friday.
An FIR was registered against the accused at Sector 29 police station under section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of the Indian Penal Code.
Investigating officer Joginder Singh said that the resident on Thursday filed the complaint, which had been signed by 50 other residents of Chakkarpur.
In his complaint, he said that the accused had been posting messages and images on Facebook, insulting Hindu deities. “When we tried to talk to him about this, he threatened to book us under Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,” the complainant said.
The complaint said that the accused also posted offensive comments about “father of the nation (Mahatma Gandhi), which is shameful for the country.”
The sub-inspector said the complainant has also submitted photos of the Facebook posts of the accused and added that the accused is missing from his village.