04, Oct 2015
The messages were circulated on September 14. Others have been booked for attacks on Muslims found in possession of bovines.
Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published:October 4, 2015 1:54 am
A BJP general secretary and the PRO of a senior BJP leader are among nearly one dozen people booked by police for allegedly trying to incite communal tension in Jammu’s Rajouri district.
Police said the two were booked in connection with the circulation of a WhatsApp message, which showed a photograph of the Kaaba — a building at the centre of Islam’s most sacred mosque in Mecca — with an image of Lord Shiva superimposed on it. The messages were circulated on September 14. Others have been booked for attacks on Muslims found in possession of bovines.
Police claimed the person who uploaded the photograph was identified as Atam Prakash, a BJP district general secretary. Police also claimed the administrator of the WhatsApp group where the photo was circulated was Vikrant Sharma, a government teacher working as the public relations officer (PRO) of BJP leader Kuldip Raj Gupta, th vice-chairperson of the State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari Speaking People.