Guj court sends 5 to judicial custody for causing religious enmity

Navsari (Gujarat), July 6 Navsari Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court in Gujarat on Wednesday evening sent five persons to judicial custody for causing religious enmity.

Navsari town Police Inspector D.J. Patel said, “It had come to our notice that messages are circulated on social media, that were creating religious enmity. We asked the cyber cell team to track down the cell numbers from where the messages were generated. After tracking those numbers, five persons were arrested on Tuesday evening and produced before the court.”

Cell phones of all five persons are sent to FSL team, only after their confirmation, police will be able to say that these five had generated or circulated the message, said the officer.

Police are yet to make sure about since when these messages are in circulation, and to how many people it has already reached.

The officer refused to divulge names of the accused stating that the case is sensitive and under investigation, revealing names can cause hurdles. Police have invoked Indian Penal Code sections for committing offence for creating religious enmity for worship of place, conspiracy, and some sections of the Information and Technology Act.

Sources from the police department said the message which was circulated, read, “we have learned that members of minority community are thrown out of a specific area of the Navsari town.”

“This is a complete lie and misleading message,” said the source.

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