J&K man arrested in Chhattisgarh for ‘anti-national’ post


Chhattisgarh police have arrested a youth from Jammu and Kashmir on sedition charge for posting anti-India content on his Facebook account. Tauseef Ahmad Bhat, who works with a mobile company in Chhattisgarh's Durg district, was arrested by the police last night, Durg range Inspector General of Police Dipanshu Kabra said.

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Tausif Ahmad, a native of Baramulla district working with a cellphone company in Durg, Chhattisgarh, was arrested on board Durg-Jammu Tawi Express train on Tuesday late night at Sagar railway station, superintendent of police Sachin Atulkar said. Ahmad was handed over to a Durg police team on Wednesday afternoon.

Sagar city SP Gautam Solanki led the team which caught the Baramulla native sleeping in one of coaches of the train at Sagar railway station and arrested him after ascertaining his identity. Sources who formed part of the police team said a laptop, two hard discs, 10-15 SIM cards and six six cell-phones were seized from Ahmad, who was fleeing to Jammu and Kashmir. The seized material was handed over to Bhilai police the next day.

Ahmad was recently booked under Section 124A of IPC (sedition) for allegedly posting anti-national content on Facebook, sources in Sagar police said, adding that he had fled from Bhilai soon after Chhattisgarh police booked him for sedition.

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