He used to be arrested following a written criticism through a Karnal resident declaring that he ‘harm non secular emotions’ and ‘promoted enmity between other teams on flooring of faith” via his tweet.
- Last Updated: May 21, 2020, 10:27 AM IST
Congress chief from Haryana Pankaj Punia has been arrested through police in Karnal for allegedly “hurting non secular emotions” via a social media publish, a police legitimate mentioned on Thursday.
Punia, a former secretary of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, used to be arrested past due Wednesday evening following a written criticism through a Karnal resident at Madhuban police station that he allegedly “harm non secular emotions” and “promoted enmity between other teams on flooring of faith” via his tweet, the legitimate mentioned.
“Pankaj Punia used to be arrested from Madhuban house,” Station House Officer, Madhuban police station, Inspector Tarsem Chand mentioned.
A an identical criticism towards Punia, additionally a member of the All India Congress Committee, used to be registered on Wednesday through the Uttar Pradesh Police.
An FIR used to be registered towards Punia on the Hazratganj Police Station in Lucknow for his alleged objectionable tweet.
Chand mentioned within the case registered in Madhuban police station, Punia has been booked below IPC sections associated with selling enmity between other teams (153 A), outraging non secular emotions (295 A), public mischief (505-2), and Section 67 of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008.
In his criticism, the complainant has alleged that “one particular person particularly Pankaj Punia INC has posted provocative falsehood to advertise enmity between sections of society on flooring of faith and his acts are prejudicial to upkeep of team spirit”.
On Tuesday, Punia in his tweet, now got rid of, had focused the Yogi Adityanath govt in Uttar Pradesh, relating to the politics over plying of buses through the Congress for ferrying migrants.