Delhi police have named AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and Hindutva leader Yati Narsinghanand for their alleged inflammatory remarks made on June 8, the news agency ANI reported.
Owaisi and Narsinghanand have been named in one of the two FIRs filed by Delhi Police IFSO unit on Wednesday, which also includes the names of suspended BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma, Naveen Kumar Jindal, Shadab Chauhan, Saba Naqvi, Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Abdur Rehman and Gulzar Ansari.
The IFSO unit in Delhi Police has brought the case under various regulations to spread hateful messages, encourage groups and create an atmosphere that is detrimental to the maintenance of public order.
“Delhi Police IFSO unit has registered a case under various provisions against those who allegedly spread hate messages, incited various groups and created situations which are detrimental to the maintenance of public peace,” Delhi Police said in a statement.
“The sections of the cases are 153, 295, 505 IPC. One case has been registered against Nupur Sharma and others, one case has been registered against several social media based on the analysis. Notices will be sent to the social media intermediaries for the details,” added the.
On Wednesday, Deputy Police Commissioner (IFSO) KPS Malhotra said the FIR is against more people going across religions.
The unit will investigate the roles of various social media entities in promoting false and inaccurate information with the intention of creating unrest in cyberspace, which has consequences for the physical space and thereby compromising the country’s social structure, Malhotra said.