Bihar Police have arrested a person named Saddam Qureshi operating the WhatsApp group called ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on grounds of anti-national activities and inciting religious hatred.
Police acted upon the information that a WhatsApp group called ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ was spewing venom and spreading communal hatred through its anti-India posts in Bettiah, West Champaran district of Bihar. The police immediately swung into action and arrested its admin Saddam Qureshi, who was later sent to judicial custody after questioning.
Sriram Singh, the police officer from city police station registered a case under section 153A, 153B, and 298 against Qureshi, a resident of Najnin Chowk. As per the police, this WhatsApp group had conspired to break the unity and integrity of the country through unlawful activities.
A special team led by Betiya SP Jayantkant was formed to investigate the matter. The cyber cell of police was successful in nabbing the accused. Suspecting that Qureshi may have links with Pakistan, the police are investigating this matter from various angles.
In view of the unlawful activities being spread through social media, the police are closely monitoring WhatsApp groups across all districts of the state.