April 7, 2016 4:09:53 am
A Congress leader was arrested and released on bail in Ujjain Wednesday for sharing a WhatsApp post in which it was alleged that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was among those Indians who have stashed black money in a Swiss bank.
Kayoom Nagori, who is president of Mahidpur Nagar Palika, was booked under section 66-A of the Information Technology Act and sections 294 (obscene acts and songs) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police action came after RSS and BJP activists gathered outside Mahidpur police station around midnight and raised slogans demanding immediate action against Nagori. Based on a written complaint by BJP leader Vijay Chaudhary, the police filed an FIR against him.
Admitting that it was a mistake to share the post from one WhatsApp group to another without reading it, Nagori asked: “What about my freedom of speech and expression?”
The police action against Nagori follows the arrest of several Muslim youths in different parts of Madhya Pradesh for posting comments or morphed images involving Bhagwat in the social media.
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