Lucknow: Sedition chargers were slapped on a Kanpur-based district court lawyer’s for his retweet of a Yogi Adityanath speech in which he called the UP CM a terrorist.
The lawyer Abdul Hannan retweeted a video shared by the state’s Information Department’s Media Advisor Shalabh Mani this past Saturday.
Tripathi’s original tweet of the CM, while in the assembly, approving of violent tactics like lathi charge against anti-CAA-NRC protestors.
The video was captioned: “Tum kagaz nahi dikhaoge, aur danga bhi failaoge, to hum lathi bhi chalvayenge, gharbaar bhi bikvayenge… aur haan poster bhi lagwayenge (You will not show the papers and will also participate in riots, then we will cane charge, auction your houses and put up posters).”
Mr Hannan retweeted the post with a comment that reffered to Adityanath as a ‘terrorist.’
In a previous tweet, Hannan offered legal aide to protestors while requesting constitution lovers to follow him.
“We have registered an FIR against the person. He has been arrested and sent to jail after being produced before the court,” said Ajay Seth, SHO of Kalyanpur Police Station.