A Muslim doctor in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh was arrested under section 505 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sections of the IT act, after he had posted a photo of a sadhu buying meat on his Facebook account.
The incident comes days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh has been shutting down illegal slaughterhouses.
The doctor has been identified as Atik Afzal Khan. He had shared a photo, with caption: “Rahim ki dukaan se Ram Hari sabziyan kharidte hue, ek durlabh tasveer (This is a rare photo of Ram Hari buying “vegetables” from Rahim’s shop).”
Following the arrest, the cops said that the accused had shared a photograph showing a Sadhu buying mutton from a meat shop. He had mentioned ‘Ram’ in his Facebook post. They had received a complaint from Anil Hemraj Prajapati.
On March 28, Khan was arrested and produced before the court. He has been sent to judicial custody till April 11. He has been booked under section 505(2) IPC and other sections of IT Act.”
The complainant Anil Hemraj Prajapati had lodged a complaint against Atik for hurting the sentiment of the Hindus by using Ram’s name in his Facebook post.