Three held for threatening a businessman for supporting Nupur Sharma on Instagram

Surat: Three persons have been arrested by the Umra police for allegedly threatening a businessman for putting out a post on Instagram in support of the now suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

The complainant, who runs an amusement park, had uploaded an Instagram post from the park’s account to express his support for Nupur Sharma. After getting life threats he deleted the photo immediately and apologised, but the arrested trio and three others issued him death threats on Instagram and asked whether he “wanted to live in Surat or not.

The three arrested persons were identified as Mohammad Ayan Atashbajiwala, Rashid Bhura and a woman named Aliya Mohammad, all Surat residents. All three were booked under Indian Penal Code sections 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506, 507 (criminal intimidation).

The three other absconding accused have been identified as Munna Malik, Shehzad, and Faizan.

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