Lucknow: A twitter trend on Sunday “Kambal chor UP police” (Blanket thief UP police) has angered the Lucknow police so much that they have booked over 112 people for sharing “inflammatory and objectionable posts” on social media.
The women protesters of Lucknow, who had been holding an agitation against CAA-NRC at Ghantaghar since Friday night, had alleged that the cops had taken away their blankets, sheets and food on Saturday night so that they were forced to quit the protest. The women didn’t though. The cops later put out a statement that the seizure was done legally.
The incident captured on camera was shared widely on twitter from Saturday night till Sunday leading to a hashtag #Kambal_chor_UP_Police trending on the platform.
“The people who shared texts and videos blaming cops falsely have been booked. We would track down and arrest them soon,” cops said adding that such “mischievous posts” may create “animosity in society.”
Late evening reports said two more FIRs have been registered against women CAA protesters in Lucknow. One FIR names four women, including two daughters of famous Urdu poet Munnawar Rana, for allegedly abusing and pushing women cops out of the protest venue.
The FIR also mentions 8 to 10 unknown women for a similar offence. Another FIR has been registered against protesters for violating Section 144 of the CrPC.