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UP assault case: Ghaziabad Police sends notice to Twitter India MD, asks him to join probe

PTI Ghaziabad | Updated on June 18, 2021

Manish Maheshwari has been asked to appear at the Loni Border police station within seven days to get his statement recorded

The Ghaziabad Police has sent a notice to Twitter India Managing Director, asking him to join a probe in the case involving an assault on a Muslim man here, officials said Friday.

Manish Maheshwari has been asked to appear at the Loni Border police station here within seven days to get his statement recorded in the case in which an FIR was lodged against the social media giant, a police official said.

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The Ghaziabad Police Tuesday booked Twitter, news website The Wire, besides some journalists and Congress leaders over circulation of a video in which an elderly Muslim man says he was thrashed and asked to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’ on June 5. The police claim the video was shared to cause communal unrest.

They have maintained the incident took place because the accused were unhappy over the ‘tabeez’ (amulets) sold to them by the man, Abdul Shamad Saifi.

The FIR names Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India, news website The Wire, journalists Mohammed Zubair and Rana Ayyub, Congress leaders Salman Nizami, Maskoor Usmani, Shama Mohamed and writer Saba Naqvi.

Published on June 18, 2021

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