Kanpur: The police on Tuesday arrested a BJP youth wing leader Harshit Srivastava over derogatory comments on Prophet Muhammad, in view of the recent clashes in the district.
The Kanpur police further confirmed that a case has been registered against the BJP leader over his controversial tweet, which was later deleted.
The police in a statement said that “Harshit Srivastava was arrested while taking immediate action after registering a case for his controversial tweet. Those who disturb the peace of the city, irrespective of religion, will not be spared.”
The arrest took place three days after the town witnessed violent clashes between two groups belonging to different communities allegedly over a market shutdown in Kanpur.
(With Agency Inputs)