Haryana Police have arrested Congress leader Pankaj Punia, a day after multiple FIRs were filed against him for abusive and bigoted tweet, reports Republic World.
An FIR was filed against Congress leader Pankaj Punia at the Hazratganj police station, Lucknow on Wednesday (20 May), over derogatory tweet by him. The complaint was made by one Ashish Singh.
Punia, an AICC member, had made a vulgar remark against the Hindu religion while criticising UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Complaints in this regard have also been filed in Ghaziabad.
Slamming the tweet, many Netizens have demanded that Punia's account be suspended.
After receiving massive backlash, the Congress leader deleted his tweet soon after which a criminal complaint was filed against him for his 'malicious' language. As per reports, he may be handed over to UP Police for further questioning.
With IANS Inputs