MP police arrest student for social media post lampooning CM Chouhan

Nov 29, 2016 | 2:21 pm

Published by | Chandan Singh


Madhya Pradesh police arrested a 19-year-old engineering student for a social media post on demonetization and targeting chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the BJP on the issue. Nineteen-year-old Abhishek Mishra, a citizen of Chhatarpur, was first detained on November 11 and then arrested by cyber cell of Bhopal police on November 12 from a personal hostel. Initially, the police held the news of his arrest a secret. This individual was bailed out on November 13.

Police resources said cops seized the student’s laptop, cellular phone, utilized his accounts and erased the controversial posts. Introducing himself an RTI person and video maker “in order to spread consciousness among people” Abhishek is a critic of the saffron brigade. The demonetization concern was his latest subject.

He has more than 16,000 followers and after his ‘controversial posts’ were removed the quantity of his tweets on his Twitter page read 45 on Sunday night. Police registered a FIR under section 469 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66C of IT Act, 2000 against him at the Cyber Crime Cell.

Town inspector Cyber cell, Bhopal, Ravikant Dehariya confirmed the police arrest.

“Abhishek was involved with publishing offensive comments and articles against the chief minister. He was also operating a website. We caught him, deleted all the posts from his twitter and also blocked his website, ” he said.