Bagalur police arrested a 22-year-old engineering student for his posts on Facebook which allegedly mocked the Indian Army by posting images hailing the terror attack.
Bengaluru: Two people of Kashmiri origin were booked by police for putting up posts on social media in support of the recent terror attack in Pulwama. On Saturday, the city police arrested one of the two Kashmiri origin youth on charges of treason for allegedly expressing support for the attack which killed 40 CRPF jawans.
Bagalur police arrested a 22-year-old engineering student, Thahir Shazad Latif for his posts on his Facebook page which allegedly mocked the Indian Army. The post also contained images allegedly hailing the terror attack.
According to reports, the accused was sent to judicial custody by a local court and has been charged with promoting enmity between groups, criminal conspiracy and treason.
Prior to this arrest, the HAL Police filed an FIR against Abid Malik, a resident of Bengaluru, for posting messages on Facebook which allegedly supported the attackers and taunted the Indian Army after the Pulwama attack. He was booked under the Prevention of Unlawful Activities Act along with criminal conspiracy.
Soon after the news of Pulwama attack was reported on Friday, the cybercrime cell and the social media accounts in Bengaluru City police commissioner’s office received messages seeking action against Aabid.
The reports also state that another senior police officer received more than 150 calls and emails and Twitter tags since Saturday morning. The officer also stated that they had passed on the information to the cybercrime department to investigate further.
Last Updated 17, Feb 2019, 2:00 PM IST