Kasganj violence: Uttar Pradesh Police arrests 2 for circulating communal messages on WhatsApp

Two persons circulating inflammatory videos and communal messages on social media were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district on Tuesday, police said.

IANS February 06, 2018 14:16:53 IST
Kasganj violence: Uttar Pradesh Police arrests 2 for circulating communal messages on WhatsApp

Lucknow: Two persons circulating inflammatory videos and communal messages on social media were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj district on Tuesday, police said.

Identified as Ram Singh and Ajay Gupta, one of them is the admin of a WhatsApp group on which inflammatory posts were being circulated, in an apparent bid to whip up communal passions, a police official informed.

Kasganj violence Uttar Pradesh Police arrests 2 for circulating communal messages on WhatsApp

Representational image. PTI

The WhatsApp group named 'Nakshatra Computers' has been deleted and a case lodged against the duo.

Kasganj was singed with communal clashes and violence in the aftermath of a 'Tiranga Yatra' brought out by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad — the student body affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh — on Republic Day, leaving one youth dead and many injured.

Police officials said the duo was using the social media and a WhatsApp group, created after the initial violence, to spew vitriol against a community and was spreading rumours.

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