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Ballia man booked for ‘objectionable’ post against PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath

Police say the accused has been booked for trying to vitiate the atmosphere.

lucknow Updated: Feb 13, 2018 18:16 IST
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The police say the accused posted on Facebook and Twitter “objectionable” statements against the PM and the Uttar Pradesh chief minister.(File for representation)

An FIR has been registered against a person for allegedly using “objectionable” language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on social networking sites, police said on Tuesday.

The FIR, lodged on Monday at the Sikanderpur Police Station, names a person called Rohit Verma, who the police say is a resident of a locality under the police station area.

Superintendent of police Anil Kumar said the police have not been able to trace the accused, hence more details -- like his age and real name (Rohit Verma is the name used on social networking sites) -- could not be shared.

According to the SP, the accused has posted on Facebook and Twitter “objectionable” statements about the prime minister’s visit to the Arab nation and his relations with the media and the minority community.

The accused also made certain “objectionable” statements against the UP chief minister, Kumar said.

The accused has been booked for trying to vitiate the atmosphere, he said.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 18:16 IST