A 44-year-old man in Gujarat, who had allegedly made derogatory remarks on his Fb web page concerning the loss of life of Chief of Defence Workers Common Bipin Rawat, was arrested by the Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell on Thursday, officers mentioned.
Nevertheless, the police clarified he has been arrested for his earlier posts which additionally had derogatory tone and got here to mild solely when the newest remarks surfaced.
The accused, recognized as Shivabhai Ram, is a resident of Bherai village in Rajula taluka of Gujarat’s Amreli district, mentioned a launch by the Cyber Crime Cell.
Nevertheless, the discharge didn’t point out something about his alleged remarks in opposition to Gen Rawat, who died in a helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday together with 12 others.
Ram was arrested for his earlier posts, during which he had made derogatory remarks about Hindu deities in addition to elected representatives on his Fb web page “Shivabhai Ahir”, mentioned Assistant Commissioner of Police Jitendra Yadav.
The accused has been arrested on costs of selling enmity between completely different teams beneath part 153-A, and for partaking in malicious acts meant to outrage spiritual emotions by insulting faith beneath part 295-A of the IPC, the discharge mentioned.
“The accused got here beneath our radar after he shared some derogatory posts on Common Bipin Rawat. Upon scanning his timeline, we realized that he had earlier shared objectionable posts about Hindu gods and goddesses. He had additionally used derogatory phrases for elected representatives in his Fb posts previously,” mentioned ACP Yadav.
After registering an FIR, Cyber Crime officers nabbed Ram from his native place in Amreli and introduced him right here.
Investigations have revealed Ram harbours political ambitions and wished to be within the limelight by sharing objectionable posts, the police officer mentioned.
“Shivabhai had served as deputy sarpanch (of his village) between 2010 and 2014. Since he has ambitions to get elected because the sarpanch within the coming years, he was attempting to draw folks’s consideration by elevating delicate points by social media,” mentioned ACP Yadav.
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