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Ali Sohrab sent to 48-hour police custody, he had 8 accounts to spew venom, was not even a journalist as he claimed

Many of his students reportedly trended #ReleaseAliSohrab on Twitter after he was arrested on November 16. Aam Aadmi Party leaders had also joined in the campaign to get Ali Sohrab released.

‘Journalist’ Ali Sohrab, who was arrested by UP Police last week over his objectionable tweets has been sent to 2 day judicial remand over his provocative tweets on Supreme Court judgement of Ram Janmabhoomi verdict. As per reports, the police will now investigate the devices he used to post messages on the internet.

Ali Sohrab had reportedly multiple accounts through which he would post provocative messages. He informed police during his remand that he has 8 accounts. He has claimed he is not associated with any ideology. Ali Sohrab has studied sociology and runs a coaching centre in Delhi. Many of his students reportedly trended #ReleaseAliSohrab on Twitter after he was arrested on November 16. Aam Aadmi Party leaders had also joined in the campaign to get Ali Sohrab released.

Dr Kafeel Khan, accused in the 2017 Gorakhpur tragedy case, also questioned Police for arresting Ali Sohrab.

Sohrab had also made objectionable remarks following the murder of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari by Islamists. In his tweet, Ali Sohrab went on to wish the deceased Kamlesh Tiwari on the occasion of Diwali despite knowing that he is not alive anymore.

Ali Sohrab’s tweet on Diwali following Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder

He had made quite a few disturbing posts following the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi.

Sohrab had been continuously indulging in sharing fake and inciteful posts on his social media pages. In September, following the abrogation of Article 370 by the centre, Sohrab had tried to pass off an old image of two army men cleaning a pool of blood on a road as a recent one. He shared the misleading image implying that it was taken during the ongoing situation in Kashmir.

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