Among those named in the FIR, registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police Special Cell, is also senior journalist Saba Naqvi.
New Delhi: AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and former BJP functionaries Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal have been booked by Delhi Police for allegedly spreading messages of hate, inciting various groups and creating situations that are detrimental to the maintenance of public tranquillity, ANI news agency reported on Thursday (June 9, 2022)
Among those named in the FIR, registered by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation (IFSO) unit of the Special Cell, are also senior journalist Saba Naqvi, Shadab Chauhan, Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Abdur Rehman, Gulzar Ansari, Anil Kumar Meena and Pooja Shakun.
The FIR is against several individuals cutting across religions, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO) KPS Malhotra was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“The unit will investigate the roles of various social media entities in promoting false and wrong information with an intention to create unrest in the cyberspace and that have ramifications on the physical space thereby compromising with the social fabric of the country,” Malhotra said.
This comes amid the row over the suspension of BJP leader Nupur Sharma for her alleged controversial religious remarks on a TV debate.
Earlier on Sunday, the BJP had suspended its spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled its Delhi unit media head Naveen Kumar Jindal over their alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad. Controversy over Sharma’s comments, made in a TV debate nearly recently, and Jindal’s now-deleted tweets escalated further with protests from some Muslim countries. It had also sparked a Twitter trend calling for a boycott of Indian products in some Arab countries.