Delhi Police Arrests 15 People, Lodges 17 FIRs Over Posters Criticising Modi

New Delhi: Delhi Police has registered 17 FIRs and arrested 15 individuals for allegedly pasting posters crucial 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 overseas international locations?)” have been pasted in a number of components of the town, they mentioned.

On Thursday, police obtained details about the posters following which senior officers of the districts have been alerted. And primarily based on additional complaints, as many as 17 FIRs have been registered below 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 varied districts of the Delhi Police, the officers mentioned.

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

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

Two FIRs have been registered within the central a part of the town and 4 individuals have been arrested. Two FIRs have been registered in Rohini and two individuals have been arrested, whereas one FIR was registered in east Delhi and 4 individuals arrested. One FIR was registered in Dwarka and two individuals have been arrested, police mentioned.

One FIR was registered in north Delhi and one particular person 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 try to nab the particular person concerned within the act, police added.

(PTI)

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