Delhi Police arrest 15 people, lodge 17 FIRs over posters critical of PM Modi : The Tribune India

New Delhi, Might 15

Delhi Police have registered 17 FIRs and arrested 15 individuals for allegedly pasting posters essential of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in reference to the vaccination drive in opposition to COVID-19, officers mentioned on Saturday.

The posters studying “Modiji humare bachon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya (PM why did you ship vaccines of our kids to international nations?)” had been pasted in a number of components of town, they mentioned.

On Thursday, police obtained details about the posters following which senior officers of the districts had been alerted. And primarily based on additional complaints, as many as 17 FIRs had been registered underneath sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and different related sections together with part three of the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act throughout numerous districts of the Delhi Police, the officers mentioned.

A senior police officer mentioned, “Extra FIRs are prone to be registered if additional complaints are obtained on this regard. As of now, an investigation is underway to determine as to on whose behalf these posters had been being put up at numerous locations throughout town and accordingly additional motion will likely be taken within the matter.”

Giving particulars, police mentioned three FIRs had been registered in northeast Delhi and two individuals had been arrested from there. Three FIRs had been registered in west and one other three FIRs in outer Delhi, they added.

Two FIRs had been registered in Central a part of town and 4 individuals had been arrested.

Two FIRs had been registered in Rohini and two individuals had been arrested, whereas one FIR was registered in east Delhi and 4 individuals arrested. One FIR was registered in Dwarka and two individuals had been arrested, police mentioned.

One FIR was registered in north Delhi and one individual was arrested. He claimed that he was given Rs 500 to stick these posters, they mentioned. One other case was registered in Shahadra whereby police have recovered the CCTV footage of the incident and are attempting to nab the individual concerned within the act, police added. — PTI

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