The Hathras Police have lodged an FIR in opposition to “unknown” individuals for alleged try and set off caste-based battle and invoked critical prices, together with sedition, officers mentioned on Monday.
The event comes amid an timeless controversy over the demise of a 19-year-old Dalit lady after she was allegedly gangraped, and steady protests and visits to her village by political leaders and activists.
The primary info report (FIR) was lodged on the Chandpa police station on Sunday afternoon and names unknown as accused, based on police officers.
The FIR mentions 19 prices below the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The IPC sections embrace 124A (sedition), 505 (aspiring to trigger public alarm and inducing somebody to commit offence in opposition to state or public tranquility), 153A (selling enmity between totally different teams).
The police have additionally invoked part 67 (transmitting obscene materials in digital type) of the IT Act, based on the FIR.
The UP authorities’s statements and info associated to the Hathras incident are being solid, manipulated and circulated by means of social media. Deceptive content material is being shared with solid logos of media homes, a police officer advised PTI.
Some accused are circulating materials that might set off caste-based battle and these are critical offences contemplating the present state of affairs within the area, the officer mentioned, including the investigation is underway.
In accordance with native officers, the Hathras police have to date registered round a dozen complaints below the IT Act associated to the Dalit woman’s case and they’re being probed by the Cyber Cell.
The Dalit teen had died of grievous accidents in a Delhi hospital on September 29, a fortnight after she was allegedly raped at her village by 4 higher caste males.
She wascrematedin the early hours of September 30. Whereas the household claimed the cremation was carried out in opposition to their needs, the police mentioned the final rights within the useless of the night time had been held “as per the desires of the household”.
The incidents have triggered large outrage throughout the nation, bringing extreme flak for the federal government of UP which has now advisable a CBI probe into the entire episode.
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