One arrested in West Bengal's Sonarpur for 'trying to incite communal violence'

The accused had reportedly uploaded on the social media a still photograph of a scene from a film and claimed it to be an image of the atrocities going on at Baduria.

Published: 08th July 2017 08:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2017 08:14 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

KOLKATA: A man was arrested from Sonarpur in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district for allegedly trying to incite communal violence, the police said today.

Bhabatosh Chatterjee (38) of Rupnagar in Sonarpur was arrested from his residence yesterday for uploading a still photograph on the social media and claiming that it was an image of Baduria, the scene of an ongoing communal unrest, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.

"The accused had uploaded (on the social media) a still photograph of a scene from a film and claimed it to be an image of the atrocities going on at Baduria," he added.

A complaint was filed by a person and subsequently, a Kolkata Police team arrested Chatterjee from his residence, the officer said.

A mobile phone and a laptop were also seized from the residence of the accused, he added.

A city court has sent the accused to police remand till July 11, said the officer.

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