Police interrogates reporter for posting communally charged video in Mathura


An ‘objectionable video’ posted on the social media group of the district PRO cell in Mathura has led the Uttar Pradesh police to interrogate a journalist, even as investigations are on to confirm the authenticity of the clip.

Ajay Yadav, PRO of the Senior Superintendent of Police told PTI that the video was posted by a journalist in the WhatsApp group of Mathura district PRO cell between 11.27 AM and 12.46 PM yesterday.

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The video purportedly appeals to the people or WhatsApp users to forward it as much as possible, so that it gets the Prime Minister’s attention.

A girl who is married to a youth from another religion, is shown being lynched and burned to death in the video. She is killed after she objected to wear clothes under a particular religion.

Police has issued a notice in cognizance of the video message, stating that without a confirmtory evidence, one party cannot condemn or defame another. A legal action would be taken if some person or group is found guilty in this connection, as per the police notice.

Prima facie, it appears to be a foul play to defame a particular religion, said police.

SSP Mohit Gupta has asked the Circle Officer-City to summon the scribe who posted the video on PRO cell’s media group and investigate into the matter.

However, the person under police scanner has claimed that he had just recieved the message and had forwarded it in the group.


  1. With elections nearing, the chances of mischievous and communally charged persons using social media to rake up communal tensions may be high. Hence, strong vigil must be maintained to protect communal harmony and prevent communal tensions


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