Author Amaresh Mishra arrested for objectionable tweets against Narendra Modi, RSS
Lucknow: The Uttar Police on Wednesday arrested author Amaresh Mishra, who claims to be well connected to the UP state Congress, for his objectionable posts on social networking and microblogging sites against BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Mishra was arrested from his Gurgaon residence in Haryana for allegedly inciting violence against Modi through his hate speech posted on Twitter and Facebook page.
Confirming Mishra's arrest, Uttar Pradesh Inspector General of Police Navnit Sikera said, "We have received several complaints that derogatory and inflammatory comments have been made on Twitter by Amaresh Mishra. Inspector Ashok Verma of Hazratganj police station was asked to inquire into the complaints. Verma along with the officers of our cyber crime cell raided Mishra's house in Gurgaon and arrested him. Further investigations are on."
Mishra has been booked under Section 66A of the IT Act and Sections 504, 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"Since his posts on Twitter were extremely abusive and communal in nature therefore, we have closed Mishra's Twitter account as well," said the IG.
Mishra has written the script of movie 'Bullet Raja'. He had contested the 2009 Lok Sabha election on an Ulema Council candidate from Lucknow and had lost his deposit.
He has been booked under Section 66A of the IT Act and Sections 504, 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).