College student held in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia for lauding Pulwama attack accused on social media

  • Police in Uttar Pradesh registered an FIR against a student for posting objectionable comments about the Pulwama attack

  • The youth allegedly extended support to the act of the alleged perpetrator in the Pulwama attack

  • The youth was booked under the IT Act and Indian Penal Code

Ballia: Police in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia on Sunday registered an FIR against a BA first year student of KKC Degree College for posting objectionable comments on social media pertaining to the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives.

The accused, identified as, Ravi Prakash Maurya came under the radar of the police after he allegedly extended support to the act of terrorist Aadil Ahmed - the alleged perpetrator in the Pulwama attack.

 College student held in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia for lauding Pulwama attack accused on social media

File image of the site of the Pulwama terror attack. ANI

In his post, Maurya allegedly expressed pride over the gruesome incident and also paid tributes to Ahmed. "Maurya's post went viral on the social media and we immediately acted on it. We have booked him under IT Act and the Indian Penal Code. The investigation into the matter is underway," said acting Superintendent of Police Vijay Pal Singh.

Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday when their convoy was targeted by a suicide bomber in Pulwama on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

The convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack at around 3.15 pm at Ladhu Modi Lethpora. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Updated Date: Feb 17, 2019 15:05:55 IST