Shafaqna (Shia International News Association)
An FIR against unknown offenders for creation and circulation of an offensive video on the social media sites has been lodged at Bhiwandi police station in Thane district.
The FIR was prompted after Raza Academy; Bhiwnadi lodged a complaint in this regarding a video. The news of circulation of reportedly offensive video immediately spread amongst Bhiwandi Muslims who then gathered in front of Bhiwandi Kumharwada police station to register their grievances. They also demanded arrest of miscreants behind uploading of the same on the social media sites, a release from Raza Academy said.
The video purportedly shows some miscreants abusing Muslims and burning a green flag with a moon crescent and a star – generally associated with Muslims, as the crowd outside the police station believed.
Yaqub Shaikh and Shakeel Raza, corporators from Samad Nagar, too reached the police station along with Raza Academy member Sharjeel Raza and many others. They requested police officers to register FIR and to investigate the matter. An FIR no 14/72 under section 66A IT Act 2000 and section 295 of the IPC was registered.
With an aim to calm down the Muslim mob gathered in police station, DCP Prag Muneer called up Shakeel Raza and assured of timely investigation and arrest in the matter. The corporators then calmed down the people and appealed them for maintaining peace in the area and not to pay any heed to the rumors, the release said.