Haryana Congress chief Pankaj Punia was arrested from Karnal for allegedly “hurting non secular emotions” by means of a social media publish and was remanded in police custody for a day, an official stated on Thursday.
A former secretary of Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Punia was arrested late Wednesday evening on a criticism by a Karnal resident.
Within the criticism, he was accused of wounding “non secular emotions” and selling “enmity between completely different teams on floor of faith” , the official stated.
“Pankaj Punia was arrested from Madhuban space,” police official Tarsem Chand stated.
The same criticism towards Mr Punia, additionally an AICC member, was registered on Wednesday in Lucknow for his alleged objectionable tweet.
The official stated that Mr Punia was on charged for numerous penal offences associated to selling enmity between completely different teams (S 153 A IPC), outraging non secular emotions (S 295 A), committing public mischief (S 505-2), and Part 67 of the Info Know-how (Modification) Act, 2008.
The complainant has alleged that “one individual particularly PankajPunia@INC has posted provocative falsehood to advertise enmity between sections of society on floor of faith and his acts are prejudicial to the upkeep of concord”.
On Tuesday, Mr Punia in his tweet, now eliminated, had focused the Yogi Adityanath authorities in Uttar Pradesh, referring to the alleged politics over plying of buses by the Congress for ferrying migrants.