Police in Kolkata have booked the RSS ideologue, Rakesh Sinha, under several non-bailable sections for inciting communal violence.
Sinha has been accused of posting a communally insensitive tweet on 12 July using his Twitter account. He’s booked under 153 A1 (A)(B), 505(1)(B),295A,120B.
According to Sinha’s lawyer, one Manoj Kumar Singh filed the complaint against him, calling his post “provocative” that can lead to communal tension and riots.
“The FIR has been lodged against me in Kolkata without any evidence and registered without any annexture. Mamata Banerjee wants to silence her opponents and this mentality needs to be crushed. Freedom of Expression is under threat and she is using the police and administration as the B-team of TMC,” Sinha told Mail Today.
This comes after the Bengal police booked a local BJP IT Cell leader for spreading fake news.
BJP spokesperson, Nupur Sharma too was earlier booked under non-bailable sections for sharing fake photo from 2002 Gujarat genocide passing it off as a sign of destruction from the recent communal tension in Bengal.
Bengal had faced a brief communal tension after a 17-year-old boy posted an objectionable image of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) on Facebook. This had led to communal tension in the area with Muslims going on rampage and burning houses belonging to Hindu community.