File photo of Gurh police station
File photo of Gurh police station

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): A 32-year-old man, who had posted a photograph of his village referring it to as a ‘mini Pakistan’ on social media, has been booked in Rewa district, police said on Thursday.

The accused has been identified as Abrar Khan, a resident of village Amreti under Gurh police station of the district.

According to sources, he had posted a photograph of his village with the caption ‘See Amreti- a mini Pakistan’ on Facebook. As his post went viral on social media, people and political leaders living in nearby villages had lodged a police complaint and demanded action against him.

Superintendent of police (SP), Rewa Rakesh told Free Press that the accused was booked under section 153 of IPC and other relevant sections of IT Acts. “He has been arrested and is being questioned. He was earlier living in Oman and was working with a private firm. Because of the lockdown, he returned to his village,” he said, saying other villagers have been warned not to indulge in such activities.

Sources said that Khan was reportedly upset at taunts by people in neighboring villages, as they used to refer to his village as ‘mini-Pakistan’. Amreti village is one of the Muslim community dominated villages of the district.

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