Man Held For ‘Offensive’ FB Post On Yogi Adityanath

Mumbai: Authorities on Thursday arrested a businessman in Greater Noida for sharing an “abusive” Facebook post against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

PTI reported that the accused identified as Chand Quraishi, who is a resident of Jewar town and was arrested on Wednesday evening.

When contacted, Quraishi said he shared the post by “mistake”.

A police official told PTI, “Quraishi had shared a post on Facebook which was deemed offensive against the chief minister. A complaint was filed at Jewar police station by a local resident after which the accused, a trader, was arrested.”

Police said a case has been registered against Qureshi under Section 504 of the Indian Penal Code (intentional libel with intent to breach peace).

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