Greater Noida trader arrested for 'offensive' Facebook post on Yogi Adityanath; booked under Section 504 of IPC after local files plaint

The accused, identified as Chand Quraishi, is a resident of Jewar town

Press Trust of India February 20, 2020 16:31:09 IST
Greater Noida trader arrested for 'offensive' Facebook post on Yogi Adityanath; booked under Section 504 of IPC after local files plaint
  • A trader has been arrested in Greater Noida for allegedly sharing 'offensive' Facebook post deemed against Yogi Adityanath

  • The accused, identified as Chand Quraishi, is a resident of Jewar town

  • Quraishi has been booked under the Indian Penal Code section 504

Noida: A trader has been arrested in Greater Noida for allegedly sharing a Facebook post deemed "offensive" against Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, officials said on Thursday.

Greater Noida trader arrested for offensive Facebook post on Yogi Adityanath booked under Section 504 of IPC after local files plaint

Representational image. Reuters

The accused, identified as Chand Quraishi, is a resident of Jewar town and was arrested on Wednesday evening, they said. 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."

Quraishi has been booked under the Indian Penal Code section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), among others, the police said.

In June 2019, two persons were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district for allegedly making objectionable comments on social media against the chief minister.

Prior to that, a Noida-based journalist, the head, and the editor of a private TV news channel were also arrested over "objectionable content" against Adityanath.

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