UP Police book man for 'objectionable' comments on Ayodhya verdict; accused currently in Oman, officials say steps being taken to cancel passport

The Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

Press Trust of India November 14, 2019 16:52:35 IST
UP Police book man for 'objectionable' comments on Ayodhya verdict; accused currently in Oman, officials say steps being taken to cancel passport
  • A man has been booked for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Facebook against the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya issue.

  • Bablu Khan, a resident of Charthaval town and who currently lives in Oman, has been booked under various sections of the IPC.

  • Steps have been taken to get the accused's passport cancelled, police said.

Muzaffarnagar: A man has been booked for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Facebook against the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya issue, police said on Thursday.

UP Police book man for objectionable comments on Ayodhya verdict accused currently in Oman officials say steps being taken to cancel passport

File image of Uttar Pradesh Police. PTI

Bablu Khan, a resident of Charthaval town and who currently lives in Oman, has been booked under sections 153A (promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, etc) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the IPC and under Section 66 (punishment for sending offensive messages through a computer or any other communication device) of the IT Act, they said.

Steps have been taken to get the accused's passport cancelled, police said.

Settling a fractious issue that goes back more than a century, the Supreme Court in a historic verdict on Saturday backed the construction of a Ram temple by a trust at the disputed site in Ayodhya, and ruled that an alternative five-acre plot must be found for a mosque in the Hindu holy town.

In another incident, a man was arrested for allegedly posting objectionable content against a particular community on social media, police said.

He has been identified as Sabir Ali, a resident of Rohana Khurd village, they said.

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