A 25-year-old Muslim man was arrested by police in Jharkhand on late Monday night for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disrespecting cows in a viral video, according to media reports.
In the video he shared on WhatsApp, Mohammad Arif, a motorcycle mechanic who lives in Hazaribagh, allegedly disrespected cows and said that he would openly slaughter them.
The Jharkhand government has banned the sharing of communally sensitive content on social media.
Anup Birthare, Hazaribag superintendent of police, was quoted as saying, “The content in the video was explicitly provocative. Any person found spreading communally sensitive content in social media will not be spared.”
A judicial magistrate remanded Arif to 14 days in police custody.