Delhi Police has registered a complaint against Swara Bhasker and Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari on June 5, in connection with social media posts related to an attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad. The complaint was registered at Tilak Marg police station.
“We have received a complaint against Swara Bhaskar, Manish Maheshwari, MD Twitter, and others at Tilak Marg police station. It is under inquiry,” a senior police officer said.
Further details of the complaint and the incident aren’t revealed.
The elderly Muslim man uploaded a video on his social media handle, where he accused four people of beating him up, torturing him, chopping of his beard and forcing him to chant “Jai Shri Ram”. The incident took place in the Loni area of Ghaziabad.
The Ghaziabad police revealed that they have already registered an FIR for this alleged incident which took place on June 5 but was reported to police two days later.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has filed the FIR against Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India, news portal The Wire, scribes Mohammed Zubair and Rana Ayyub, and senior journalist and author Saba Naqvi, besides Congress leaders Salman Nizami, Masqoor Usmani and Sama Mohammad for sharing the video clip on their social media handles.