BJP Removes Haryana IT Cell In-Charge For 2017 Tweet On Islam

Gurugram: In a proactive move, the BJP on Thursday removed its Haryana IT cell in-charge amid calls for his arrest over an old tweet allegedly against Islam.

A statement issued by state BJP president O P Dhankar said Arun Yadav is being removed from the post with immediate effect but did not give any reason for it, news agency PTI reported.

Yadav’s tweet dates back to 2017 but went viral on social media now. Though no complaint has been filed against him so far, people are demanding his arrest online.

Meanwhile, the Nuh police have booked a man for allegedly declaring a Rs 2 crore reward for cutting off the tongue of now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma over her remarks on Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate.

The action by the police came after a purported video of Salaheri resident Irshad Pradhan declaring the reward surfaced on social media.

State Home Minister Anil Vij said strict action would be taken as per the law. “Those elements who want to disturb peace in the country will be dealt with strictly,” he said.

The video purportedly showed Pradhan offering the reward to a Youtuber on behalf of the entire Mewat to cut off Sharma’s tongue.

Tension had erupted in the area after the video was widely shared on social media.

“Bring her tongue and take Rs 2 crore. Do it and take the money right now,” the man is heard purportedly saying in the video. Nuh Superintendent of Police Varun Singla said police have identified the accused and booked him under relevant provisions of the IPC.

“Action will be taken as per the law. Our social media cell too has been pressed into action to ensure no such instigating content is supported or circulated in the district,” he said.

“We appeal to people to not spread such videos and communal content,” Singla added.

The police said that the FIR against Irshad Pradhan and others was registered at the City Nuh police station.

“Main accused Irshad did not just say this on video but later also uploaded the same on his Facebook page.

Police teams are conducting raids to nab him,” a senior police officer was quoted as saying.

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