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Two arrested for alleged derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath on Facebook

A case was registered against four people for making the remarks in a video, which was posted on Facebook. Two of the four accused have been arrested.

lucknow Updated: Feb 25, 2018 19:23 IST
Press Trust of India, Ballia
Uttar Pradesh,Ballia,UP government
This file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows the logo of social networking service Facebook. (AFP)

Two people were arrested for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in a video posted on a social networking site, the police said on Sunday.

Acting on a complaint filed by Dharam Dev Singh, a case was registered against four people under section 295 A of the IPC (Deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and Information Technology Act.

“Four people (Saahil, Indal Kumar, Anil and Sunny Kumar) of Lavai Patti Satahva village had made derogatory remarks against Hindu gods, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath in a video, which was uploaded on Facebook and shared on WhatsApp,” superintendent of police Anil Kumar said.

“Two of the four accused were arrested yesterday (Saturday). They have been identified as Anil and Sunny Kumar,” he said.

The video was uploaded on Facebook almost five days ago, the SP said.

First Published: Feb 25, 2018 19:23 IST