BJP IT Cell member, Dhruv Saxena, who was recently arrested by Madhya Pradesh ATS, was a follower of suspected Pakistani agent, Tarek Fatah, and hated Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
A cursory look at his Facebook timeline explains the extent of hatred he harboured for Kejriwal and other Indian elected representatives. His social media posts also highlighted his admiration for the RSS’s poster boy and suspected Pakistani agent, Fatah.
On 28 January, Saxena had posted a photo of the Republic Day event slamming Vice President Hamid Ansari for not saluting India’s tricolour while the national anthem was being played. This despite the fact that there’s no requirement to salute the national flag during the national anthem.
Few months ago, he had done his best to drum up the support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation announcement by sharing series of videos. It was during this time that he also posted a video of Fatah, where the controversial Pakistani was seen hurling insults at Delhi chief minister, his West Bengal counterpart, Mamata Banerjee and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah by passing disparaging comments on the latter’s look.
Earlier in the year, Saxena had also gone full throttle in joining the likes of Fatah and pro-Hindutva members of Indian news channels in building a narrative against former JNU Students’ Union president, Kanhaiya Kumar and his friends.
Saxena was arrested by ATS along with 11 Pakistani spies, who passed on confidential information to India’s enemy for earning quick money.
ATS Chief Sanjeev Shami, who’s credited with busting the racket, had made the disclosure about the arrests in a special press conference.
Time of India reported that the suspects were involved in espionage, money laundering and fraud, say police.
Besides the crime of spying against the country, they also caused significant loss to the telecom department.
“They were running a parallel telecom exchange, enabling cross-border handlers posing as senior Army officers to call up military personnel posted in Jammu and Kashmir and dig out details of operations, deployment and installations,” said Shami.
Saxena’s arrest has once again exposed the double standard of Indian’s media, particularly TV channels, with the usual suspects having suddenly lost their voice on the subject.
This silence did not go unnoticed by neutral journalists.
MP district coordinator for BJP IT cell Dhruv Saxena nabbed by the ATS for being an ISI agent. Why are the patriotic journalists silent ?
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) February 13, 2017
Why is this story not 'trending'? Where is outrage army? https://t.co/xZ9fZkt8xT
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 13, 2017
The BJP IT Cell worker, now arrested as a Pak spy, was putting out divisive social media posts earlier. https://t.co/F8XcVXZYm6
— Saikat Datta (@saikatd) February 12, 2017
Five of the 11 people, arrested in Madhya Pradesh for their alleged involvement in a spying racket run from Pakistan, have now been sent to judicial custody till February 27 by a local court.
Judicial Magistrate Shalu Sirohi, according to PTI, has sent to jail Trilok Bhadoria, Ritesh Khullar, Jitendra Yadav, Jitendra Singh Thakur and Lashkar Pandit from Gwalior.
They were arrested on February 9 by the Madhya Pradesh ATS and charged with anti-national activities.
The prime accused in the case Balram Singh, who hails from Satna, is in police remand till February 14.
The others five members of the racket – Manish Gandhi, Dhruv Saxena and Mohit Agrawal from Bhopal, and Mohan Gupta and Sandeep Gupta from Jabalpur – who were produced in the local court on February 10 are in police remand till February 14.