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Delhi gang rape: Police takes objection to Facebook posts, arrests protester

Publish Date: 31 Dec 2012, 11:02 AM
Last Updated: 31 Dec 2012, 07:48 PM
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Delhi rape: Protester arrested for FB post
Delhi rape: Protester arrested for FB post

New Delhi: In a shocking move, the Delhi police has initiated action against those people who tweeted and posted on Facebook and Twitter urging protests against the Delhi gang rape incident.

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Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga who had appealed to people on Facebook to protest against the police and the government at India Gate was taken into 3-day police custody and later released and kept under house arrest.

Tejinder told Dainik Jagran that on Monday he posted an advertisement of ‘Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena’ on Facebook appealing people to join ‘Hang the Rapist March’. He also distributed posters of the advertisement to some students of the Delhi University and appealed the youngsters to join the protest on December 29 at India Gate demanding setting up of fast track courts and increasing the number of women in the police force.

The moment he updated the post on Facebook, Tejinder received a call from the office of the ACP asking him to remove the post. However, he refused to do so after which the police on Thursday arrested him from his house and kept him in custody for three days at the Tilak Nagar police station.

He was released at midnight on Saturday and asked not to leave his house till further orders from the police. Two constables were also deputed at Bagga’s house to keep a watch on him.

(JPN/Bureau)

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  • Anil Gupta31 Dec 2012, 00:00 AM

    Emergency like situation. All lovers of democracy and fundamental rights should fight.Delay will strengthen these anti people forces.

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