2 held in Udaipur for posting inflammatory comments on FB
The district police have arrested two persons for posting inflammatory comments on Facebook about the murder of a Muslim migratory worker in Rajsamand recentlyjaipur Updated: Dec 12, 2017 20:40 IST
The district police have arrested two persons for posting inflammatory comments on Facebook about the murder of a Muslim migratory worker in Rajsamand recently.
Pintu Joshi (34), resident of Piproli area under Mavli tehsil and Kailash Dangi (22), resident of Subhagpura area in Udaipur, were booked for promoting enmity among groups on the ground of religion, the police said on Tuesday.
“They have confessed to posting the comments on Facebook,” said Labhuram Vishnoi, the station house officer (SHO) of Mavli police station.
Commenting over the incident, inspector general of police, Udaipur range, Anand Shrivastava said, “We are very strict towards these types of incidents. We have formed a special cell to monitor provocative comments on social media.”
“We received a complaint on Monday that a few men were posting inflammatory comments on Facebook in connection with the hacking of Muslim migratory labourer Mohammed Afrazul. Upon getting the information, we zeroed in on the accused,” said the police officer. One person was arrested from Udaipur on Monday and the other was held from Rajsamand today (Tuesday), he added.
The police have taken suo motu cognisance and registered an FIR against them, Shrivastava said.
Meanwhile, a 37-year-old unemployed man was arrested for killing the Muslim labourer and posting the video of the killing on social media. The man also floated another video in which he was seen commenting on ‘Love Jihad’, an activity under which young Muslim men and boys target young girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love. The origin of the word is unknown, but attributed to the far-right groups.
The accused told media persons that he had committed the act to protect himself and his family from the Muslim labourer, as he had allegedly threatened to kill them. He claimed that the labourer had lured a girl to West Bengal, but later brought her back to Rajsamand. However, nephew of the victim, Inaul Sheikh, told HT that his uncle had no link with any girl. He said the victim’s family was in shock and many of the family members had returned to West Bengal.
Afrazul, a father of three girls, was living in Rajsamand for the last 12 years and had no criminal past.
On the day of incident, Afrazul was at his rented house and it was raining when he received a call on his mobile phone, after which he left the house saying ‘Jal Chakki jaakar aata hoon (going to Jal Chakki, return soon)’ but did not return, said Mohammed Musharraf, the victim’s son-in-law.
“We all lived together as a family, we shared sweets on festivals, but we still wonder why he was targeted,” he said.
The accused, Shamboo Regar, was on Sunday produced in a Bheem court, which extended his police remand by 10 days.
First Published: Dec 12, 2017 20:25 IST