A miscreant who put up a Facebbok post inciting communal violence, was arrested yesterday. Superintendent of Police, Azamgarh, Ajay Sahani confirmed this to the media.
“The person responsible for the post and 15 other miscreants have been arrested and their questioning is underway. The situation is back to normal,” said Sahani.
Violent demonstrations were held by an angry mob outside a Police Station in Azamgarh demanding the arrest of the Facebook user. The post had allegedly mocked Prophet Mohammed. The mob hurled stones at the Police Station, injuring a few officials and also vandalised an HDFC Bank ATM nearby.
The mob also beat up a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Chhota Lal Jaiswal, and his son. In order to control the crowd, the Police had to deploy a Lathi charge and fire tear gas shells.