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Jat leader Hawa Singh Sangwan arrested for hurting sentiments of Ahir community

Jat leader Hawa Singh Sangwan arrested for hurting sentiments of Ahir community

Hawa Singh Sangwan in police custody. Tribune photo



Sanjay Yadav
Gurugram, July 24

Gurugram police on Friday arrested state Jat leader Hawa Singh Sangwan for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against freedom fighter Rao Tula Ram and Ahir community on social media.

The post which was eventually deleted and he apologised for it led to a major uproar in Ahir community that demanded stringent action for insult of their martyred leader. 

An FIR was registered against him at Cyber Crime police station, following which police seized his laptop.

According to the police, a complaint was received in police commissioner office yesterday accusing Sangwan of hurting their sentiments by allegedly calling Rao Tula Ram a fugitive on social media.

Following the complaint, an FIR was registered against Sangwan under Section 153A, 505 (2) of IPC at Cyber Crime police station.

In view of the sensitivity of the matter, a police team was constituted that arrested the 73-year-old from his house sector 13, Bhiwani.

The accused stated in the police inquiry that he had deleted the post containing objectionable comments for Yadav community and posted an apology for the objectionable remarks made by him for the community.

Police said that Sangwan is retired commandant of CRPF and state president of Akhil Bhartiya Jat Arakshan Samiti.

“The laptop of the accused has been seized and probe is on,” said inspector Vivek Kundu, SHO of Cyber Crime police station.

Meanwhile, the Haryana Yadav Mahasabha has demanded stringent punishment for him.

 


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