FIR against Twitter India head: UP police approaches Supreme Court

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The UP Police on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court to challenge a Karnataka High Court order giving Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari temporary protection from arrest.

The order pertains to an FIR registered over tweets about the assault of a Muslim man near Delhi. The Twitter India head Mr Maheshwari has also approached the top court. He has filed a caveat asking the court to hear his side. READ MORE HERE

The Karnataka High Court had last week said that UP Police could not take ‘coercive action’ against Mr Maheshwari.

The court further said that Mr Maheshwari who is a Bengaluru resident, did not have to travel to UP now.

Moreover, Mr Maheshwari has also been named in another FIR over an incorrect map of India on the Twitter website. The map showed Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh as a separate country.

Mr Maheshwari had moved the High Court over UP Police’s summons on June 23. There were certain objectionable posts on Twitter India. But Twitter did not delete these posts initially.

The UP police, in the FIR, declared that Mr Maheshwari is responsible for activities on the digital platform.

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