New Delhi. The unidentified Twitter handle, which led to the arrest of Alt News’ co-founder Mohammad Zubair, is no longer present on the microblogging site. Sources in Delhi Police said that the Twitter handle from which Zubair’s tweet was complained about has been deleted. The source said, “We are trying to identify and reach out to that Twitter account user to know the reasons behind him deleting the account. However, we suspect that the person must have got scared after this matter came up for discussion.
He said that the said Twitter handle had many followers who had complained about the 2018 tweet made by Zubair against the Hindu deity and it has been more than 1200 days since the complaint was made. According to the FIR, “Hanuman Bhakt @balajikijay shared a tweet by the Twitter handle named Mohd [email protected] Beer, in which Zubair tweeted, “Honeymoon Hotel before 2014 and Hanuman Hotel after 2014. Along with this, a picture was shared on which the name of the hotel was changed from ‘Honeymoon Hotel’ to ‘Hanuman Hotel’ on the signboard.
According to the FIR, @balajikijay tweeted, “Our Lord Hanuman ji is being linked to a honeymoon which is a direct insult to Hindus as he (Lord Hanuman) is celibate. Please take action against this person.” Significantly, on Tuesday, a Delhi court took Zubair in police custody and extended the period of interrogation for four more days.
Zubair, the co-founder of the fact-checking website, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Monday for hurting religious sentiments through tweets made in the year 2018. Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner (Intelligence and Strategic Operations) KPS Malhotra said that an FIR was registered against Zubair on June 20 under sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 30, 2022, 00:36 IST