In a joint operation with the Delhi Police, Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday detained controversial twitter user Ali Sohrab aka ‘Kakavani’ for making inflammatory posts and tweets on social media. Sohrab claims himself to be a journalist.
Police had registered a case against Sohrab after he made several objectionable tweets over the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari. In one of the tweets, very sadistically Sohrab even went on to wish Tiwari on diwali, despite knowing that he is dead.
Police has booked Sohrab under sections 295A, 295B, 66, 67 IT act. Sohrab was picked up from his relatives’ house at Nand Nagri in Delhi. His brother Sabre Alam told The Sunday Express that he had come to visit them. “Today (Saturday), some policemen in civil clothes came to our house and started asking about him. There were around seven UP policemen and they arrested him, besides seizing his two laptops and a phone,” said Alam.
According to Lucknow police, earlier another complaint was filed on October 20 against Sohrab by Sub-inspector Shrikant Mishra at Lucknow Cyber Crime police station. The complaint stated that “@alisohrab007 is knowingly posting tweets, in which a particular religion is being disrespected, causing enmity between different religious groups.”
“The arrest was made by the Lucknow police team with help from their Ghaziabad counterparts. The team included an inspector, a sub-inspector and other constables. The accused was taken to Lucknow where further proceedings would take place,” said Prakash Kumar, Additional SP, Crime, Ghaziabad.