PATNA: One Mazhar Hashmi (20) has been arrested on charges for his objectionable and anti-national post on his Facebook page on the terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir, Gopalganj SP Rashid Zaman said on Friday.

The cellphone used by him for making the post on the social media platform was also seized. “He is a native of Bhanpur Siripur village under the Phulwaria police station area in the district and was arrested from the same village on Friday,” Zaman told TOI.

The SP said someone had forwarded a screenshot of Hashmi’s post on his official cellphone number at around 10.15am after which the youth was tracked down and arrested.

Meanwhile, Phulwaria police station SHO Prem Prakash Roy said the accused is appearing in the ongoing Intermediate examinations for the second consecutive years. “Hashmi had recently returned to Gopalganj from where he had been preparing for competitive examinations,” the SHO said.

Hashmi’s social media account was later found deactivated when searched. Several Gopalganj youths had tagged him on their posts for writing the anti-national contents.


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