Two Uttar Pradesh youths held for posting objectionable photo of Adityanath on social media

The duo, residents of communally-sensitive Kawal village, had allegedly circulated a photograph of Adityanath on WhatsApp and wrote objectionable comments against a religion.

Published: 20th November 2017 06:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2017 08:27 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File | PTI)

By PTI

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Two youths have been arrested in Muzaffarnagar district for allegedly posting an objectionable photograph of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, a police official said today.

Shah Nazar and Danish have been charged with making statements that promote enmity between groups and for publishing obscene material in electronic form, Sub-Inspector at Jansath police station Vikram Bhati said.

The duo, residents of communally-sensitive Kawal village, had allegedly circulated a photograph of Adityanath on WhatsApp and wrote objectionable comments against a religion.

They were produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Jitender Singh, who sent them to judicial custody until December 4.

Kawal village had witnessed communal tension during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

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