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Prophet remark fury: J&K Police arrests YouTuber who posted mock video of BJP spokesperson's execution
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Prophet remark fury: J&K Police arrests YouTuber who posted mock video of BJP spokesperson's execution

| @indiablooms | 11 Jun 2022, 07:14 pm

Srinagar/UNI: Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani was arrested on Saturday for uploading a mock video where he is seen enacting the decapitation of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, officials said.

Wani’s arrest came hours after he deleted the video on his YouTube channel and issued an apology.

A senior police officer confirmed his arrest.

J&K Police took cognizance of the video and registered an FIR in Srinagar's Safa Kadal Police Station under sections 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code against the YouTuber.

Wani issued an apology after his video had gone viral, claiming he had no intention to hurt anybody.

"I am extremely sorry if I have hurt somebody,” he said in a hand-folded apology.

Wani said he was jobless after he lost out to competition in his garments business, forcing him to launch a YouTube channel.

A police officer said he had uploaded an incriminating video on YouTube “which is likely to disturb public peace and has caused fear and alarm among the public in general.”

Tensions have flared up in the valley over the alleged “blasphemous” remarks of now suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

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