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UP police books man who announced Rs. 51 lakh bounty on Karnataka MLA’s nephew

On August 11 riots broke out in Bengaluru in response to a social media post insulting Prophet Mohammad’s family

Sabrangindia 14 Aug 2020

Image Courtesy:opindia.com

Uttar Pradesh police have registered an FIR against one Shahzeb Rizvi after a video surfaced on social media where he is seen announcing a bounty of Rs. 51 lakh on Karnataka Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy’s nephew Naveen, whose Facebook post allegedly sparked violence in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The riots of August 11 were allegedly caused by a provocative social media post about Prophet Mohammad’s family posted by Naveen. The riots broke out in DG Halli and KG Halli areas in the eastern part of Bengaluru whereby the mob also vandalised a police station and Murthy's residence. Karnataka police have rounded-up 145 people for violence, stone-throwing and assault on police personnel.

In response to this incident, Rizvi, a resident of Falawada town in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh posted a video where he can be seen saying that anybody who gets him the head of Naveen will be offered Rs. 51 lakh. Rizvi was earlier a member of Samajwadi Party and was the former state secretary of minority cell. 

The video may be viewed here.

Times Now reported that Falawaada police has charged Rizvi for promoting enmity and for statements amounting to public mischief thus promoting hatred between classes. Rizvi has not yet been arrested as he is allegedly absconding and the police are still looking for him.

Quite evidently, hatred spreads like wildfire. The perpetrators of hate, irrespective of the religion they belong to, stop at nothing and all that gets left behind is the common man who though disconnected from these hateful political tactics, bears their brunt.

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UP police books man who announced Rs. 51 lakh bounty on Karnataka MLA’s nephew

On August 11 riots broke out in Bengaluru in response to a social media post insulting Prophet Mohammad’s family

Image Courtesy:opindia.com

Uttar Pradesh police have registered an FIR against one Shahzeb Rizvi after a video surfaced on social media where he is seen announcing a bounty of Rs. 51 lakh on Karnataka Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy’s nephew Naveen, whose Facebook post allegedly sparked violence in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The riots of August 11 were allegedly caused by a provocative social media post about Prophet Mohammad’s family posted by Naveen. The riots broke out in DG Halli and KG Halli areas in the eastern part of Bengaluru whereby the mob also vandalised a police station and Murthy's residence. Karnataka police have rounded-up 145 people for violence, stone-throwing and assault on police personnel.

In response to this incident, Rizvi, a resident of Falawada town in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh posted a video where he can be seen saying that anybody who gets him the head of Naveen will be offered Rs. 51 lakh. Rizvi was earlier a member of Samajwadi Party and was the former state secretary of minority cell. 

The video may be viewed here.

Times Now reported that Falawaada police has charged Rizvi for promoting enmity and for statements amounting to public mischief thus promoting hatred between classes. Rizvi has not yet been arrested as he is allegedly absconding and the police are still looking for him.

Quite evidently, hatred spreads like wildfire. The perpetrators of hate, irrespective of the religion they belong to, stop at nothing and all that gets left behind is the common man who though disconnected from these hateful political tactics, bears their brunt.

Related:

Social media hate machine goes into overdrive against Rhea Chakraborty
Demolish temple to build mosque: Sajid Rashidi stokes controversy
I love India, don’t you dare call me anti-nationalist : Irrfan Khan’s son

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