A man named Tanveer Khan posted a threatening post on Facebook where he held Yogi Adityanath responsible for not allowing azaan (Muslim call to prayers) and threatened to shoot him dead. What makes the case more alarming is that the man was not some ordinary social media troll but a policeman deputed in Nalanda’s Deepnagar police station, Bihar.
Originally hailing from village Raksada, Dildarnagar, Ghazipur district, UP, Tanveer Khan had posted on Facebook that ‘Dildarnagar aur pure kamsarobar may azan nahi ho raha hai. yogiya ko goli mar do ***** ko’ (No azaan is happening in entire Dildarnagar and Kasarobar, Yogi ***** must be shot dead).
When the post went viral, Tanveer panicked and deactivated his account but by the time alarmed citizens had taken screenshots of the threatening post and Dhananjay & Vishal from Dildarnagar lodged a complaint with local police.
The police taking swift action zeroed down on whereabouts of the accused and identified him as Tanveer Khan from Bihar police and on Monday, arrested him from Nalanda, Bihar. They have taken him to Dildarnagar for further investigation.
Even though criticism and lampooning of politicians is common in the online world, what is alarming is that a person who is part of administrative system and who has access to firearms, even automatics (as shown in picture) can issue such threats with impunity.
There have been multiple cases of deadly attacks on police and health workers in Muslim localities across the country during the ongoing Coronavirus. During the ongoing month of Ramzan, Muslims have been asked to perform namaz at home and not crowd mosques since there is restriction on assembly of people due to corona epidemic and section 144 is imposed in UP.
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