Journalist Ali Sohrab, who is infamous for sharing objectionable and bigoted content on his Twitter page, has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police from Delhi and transit remand has been granted to the police to take him to Lucknow.
None of the charges against him entail punishment of more than 3 years. Bail should not be difficult.
— बुकरात वकील (انس) (@Vakeel_Sb) November 16, 2019
An FIR had been lodged against Sohrab at Hazratganj, Lucknow for uploading repugnant posts following the murder of Hindu samaj founder Kamlesh Tiwari. In a joint operation with the Delhi police, the Uttar Pradesh police arrested Sohrab under sections 295A, 295B, 66, 67 IT act and he is being taken to Lucknow after securing his transit remand.
The Uttar Pradesh police had registered a complaint against ‘journalist’ Ali Sohrab for his inflammatory posts after Tiwari’s gruesome murder 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 attempts to incite and spew venom against Hindus had not stopped there. He had even threatened journalist Rohit Sardana and his child by saying he will pray for Sardana and his kid that someday in the future, Sardana’s kid should experience the ‘hatred’ caused due to Hindu-Muslims tensions. He was implying that Sardana had been instrumental in spreading hatred between the two communities. Following his hateful behaviour, the Uttar Pradesh police had registered a complaint against Ali Sohrab for inflammatory messages.
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.