"Notice given to Twitter in Gaziabad assault case"
The Ghaziabad Police has sent a legal notice to the Twitter India Managing Director, asking him to join a probe in the case involving an assault on a Muslim man, officials said on Friday, June 18, 2021.
Manish Maheshwari has now been asked to appear at the Loni Border police station here within seven days to get his statement recorded in the case in which an FIR was lodged against the social media giant site Twitter, a police official said.
The Ghaziabad Police Tuesday, June 15, booked a case against,Twitter, news website The Wire, besides some journalists and Congress leaders over circulation of a video in which an elderly Muslim man says he was thrashed and asked to chant 'Jai Shri Ram' on 5 June. The police claim the video was shared to cause communal violence and hatred.
They have maintained that the incident took place because the accused were unhappy over the 'tabeez' sold to them by the old Muslim man, Abdul Shamad Saifi.
The FIR names all of them who shared the video and the platform where it is shared i.e.,Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India, news website The Wire, journalists Mohammed Zubair and Rana Ayyub, Congress leaders Salman Nizami, Maskoor Usmani, Shama Mohamed and writer Saba Naqvi.