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Alt News cofounder Zubair dropped at Bengaluru, police get better digital units from home

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Delhi police Thursday flew to Bengaluru together with Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to get better his digital units from his residence as a part of the probe in a case associated to an ‘objectionable tweet’ in 2018.

Zubair, who’s a reality checker with Alt News web site, was arrested on June 27

Delhi police who reached Bengaluru by 11am had been at Zubair’s home for greater than two hours with the assistance of native police within the metropolis. Zubair, a resident of Chinnanna Layout in DJ Halli police limits, was born and introduced up in Bengaluru. He additionally labored right here as a software program engineer for a few years.

Zubair was booked underneath sections associated to selling enmity and outraging non secular emotions after an nameless Twitter person tagged Delhi police, saying his tweet insulted a Hindu god. He is now in four-day police custody. While the police seized his cellphone after the arrest, they stated the cellphone had been formatted and contained no information associated to the case.

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Zubair wore a cap written ERT (Early Response Team) which he launched alongside along with his buddies to assist folks in Bengaluru throughout Covid-19. The cap was a part of the crew’s memento. All his members of the family, besides father, had been current in the course of the search. His father who’s ailing from age-related sickness was shifted to their relative’s home, stated a household pal.

After the search, a member of the family instructed The Indian Express that the Delhi police crew didn’t communicate or query members of the family however had been busy with the digital units. Many of the family and friends members of Zubair had been near his residence all through the raid to mark their assist to him. The police later took him to DJ Halli police station the place the formalities had been completed. The crew flew again to Delhi together with Zubair.

The Twitter deal with Balajikijaiin, which flagged the 2018 tweet to the Delhi police, has been deleted.

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