Published by: Anwesha Adhikary | Posted: June 30, 2022 2:52 pm| Updated: June 30, 2022 2:52 pm
News Daily Digital Desk: Mohammad Zubair, a journalist with the fact-checking website AltNews, was arrested four years ago on the basis of a tweet. Zubair was charged with tagging Delhi Police on a Twitter account. Zubair was arrested on Monday on that basis. But surprisingly, the alleged Twitter account is no longer available.
Zubair has been arrested on charges of insulting religious sentiments. An anonymous Twitter account (Twitter Account) is found after finding an old tweet of his. There, they demanded that Zubair be arrested immediately for insulting God. The username was spelled ‘Hanuman Bhakta’. The name of the account was ‘Balaji Ki Joy’. It is learned that only one tweet was made from that account before Monday. There was only one follower. But after Zubair’s arrest, the number of followers of that account increased in one leap.
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The ‘Balaji Ki Joy’ account has not been found since Wednesday. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: “We have learned that the complainant has deleted his Twitter account. But it will have no effect on our investigation. Zubair’s tweet hurt religious sentiment. We are investigating after receiving that allegation. Maybe the person was forced to delete the Twitter account because he was intimidated. We will also interrogate that person. ”
On the other hand, Zubair has appealed to the Delhi High Court. The Patiala High Court had directed to keep him in the custody of the Special Cell of Delhi Police for four days. Zubair has approached the Delhi High Court challenging the verdict. The case will be heard tomorrow, the Delhi High Court said. Incidentally, Zubair’s arrest has been condemned by the United Nations.
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