Teacher Arrested For Forwarding 'Religiously Sensitive' Post On WhatsApp

"The complaint said that the teacher forwarded an outrageous message in their WhatsApp group," senior police official said.

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Teacher Arrested For Forwarding 'Religiously Sensitive' Post On WhatsApp

Teacher was arrested following a complaint lodged by tehsildar, said police official. (Representational)


Umaria, Madhya Pradesh: 

A government school teacher was arrested in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh for allegedly forwarding a "religiously sensitive" post on a WhatsApp group, the police said today.

Tilak Raj Singh as arrested on Saturday following a complaint lodged by a district official, who was part of the WhatsApp group, the police said.

Superintendent of Police (SP) R D Prajapati said Singh was arrested following a complaint lodged by the tehsildar.

"The complaint said that the teacher forwarded an outrageous message in their WhatsApp group. After a probe, Singh was arrested under relevant IPC sections," he said.

Assistant returning officer and tehsildar Ramesh Parmar said, "Singh, who also worked as a block level officer (BLO) for election duty, forwarded a religiously sensitive post to our WhatsApp group. We immediately lodged a complaint against him on Saturday."

The teacher was posted at Bansa village under Manpur police station, he said.

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