Police said that the complaint was received at Tilak Marg police station. A senior police officer said, “We have received a complaint against Swara Bhaskar, Manish Maheshwari (MD Twitter) and others at Tilak Marg police station. It is being verified.”
Further information about this complaint was not immediately available.
In a video uploaded on social media, an elderly Muslim man has accused four people in Loni area of Ghaziabad. In the allegation, the old man had talked about beating, cutting beard and forcibly saying Jai Shri Ram. The Ghaziabad police had said that it had already lodged an FIR in connection with the alleged incident on June 5, but it was reported to the police two days later.
Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police Amit Pathak had said that the victim Abdul Shamad, a resident of Bulandshahr, in his FIR lodged on June 7, made no allegation of forcing him to chant Jai Shri Ram or cut his beard.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR against Twitter, Twitter Communications India, news portal The Wire, journalists Mohammad Zubair and Rana Ayyub and senior journalist and writer Saba Naqvi. Apart from this, an FIR has also been registered against Congress leaders Salman Nizami, Muskoor Usmani and Sama Mohammed. All these FIRs have been registered for sharing video clips on social media.