Mukesh Kumar, the resident editor of Hindutva propaganda channel Sudarshan News, was on Friday arrested by the Gurugram Police for tweeting false information in connection with the Nuh violence.
The channel said that Mukesh Kumar was released at night.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Kumar alleged on August 8 that Al Jazeera has been making calls to Gurugram Police Commissioner Kala Ramachandran and putting pressure on her to take action against Hindus over the violence.
“And after calls from the deputy commissioner, she is forced to pick up Hindu activists from anywhere,” he alleged while asking Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take note of his claims.
A first information report has been filed against Mukesh Kumar under Section 66C of the Information Technology Act as well as Sections 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation), 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) and 505 (1)(C) (statements with intent to incite) of the Indian Penal Code.
In a statement on Friday, the Gurugram Police said that Kumar’s tweet was baseless and misleading.
Sudarshan News Editor-in-Chief and hatespeech peddler Suresh Chavhanke threatened the Gurugram Police to release Kumar or else they would make a “big announcement” on Saturday. “Let us see which Hindu men are with us,” he wrote on X.