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Delhi editor held for publishing Prophet cartoons

The editor of a magazine in Delhi was arrested on Wednesday for publishing the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed.

india Updated: Feb 23, 2006 04:24 IST

The editor of a magazine in Delhi was arrested on Wednesday for publishing the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed.

Police said the newly launched magazine "Senior India" had carried the caricatures in an edition that hit the stands on January 15.

Editor Alok Tomar was initially called to a police station for questioning and later arrested when he admitted to publishing the caricatures.

"We arrested Tomar on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a community," said Anil Shukla, additional deputy commissioner of police.

This is the first arrest in India linked to the controversial cartoons that were initially published in a Danish newspaper.

First Published: Feb 23, 2006 04:24 IST