Nagaland Police arrests person from Haryana for inflammatory social media posts

Nagaland Police, along with a team of Haryana Police on June 9, arrested a person from Kurukshetra in Haryana who was the main accused in a cyber crime case.

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Superintendent for crime and Nagaland Police PRO Manoj Kumar informed that the main accused, Pankaj Gupta was on the run for last several days and was arrested from Kurukshetra in Haryana.

According to an official release on June 9, the arrest was made based on a non-bailable warrant issued by Judicial Magistrate First Class of Kohima.

The Cyber Crime PS of Nagaland Police had taken cognizance of various social media trolls uploaded on various platforms by the accused, which were inflammatory, abusive, divisive and prejudicial to the maintenance of social peace and harmony attracting the provisions of IPC, which are cognizable and non-bailable.

“The accused had made serious allegations without basis and authentication, along with conspiracy theories which were seen as a threat to public peace and order,” the release noted.

It is stated that the accused is being processed for transit remand and shall be produced before the court in Kohima.

It was further added that the police shall be investigating into the involvement of other co-conspirators on various social media platforms, if any in furtherance of this Criminal Act.

Nagaland Police, through the PRO has also appealed to the citizens of Nagaland to be very cautious and discreet in soliciting comments in social media without verifying facts.


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