UP police send notice to Twitter India head over assault video

The Uttar Pradesh Police has sent a legal notice to Twitter’s India head for “provoking communal unrest” in the case involving an assault on a Muslim man in Ghaziabad earlier this month.

Manish Maheshwari, Managing Director of Twitter in India, has been asked to report to a police station at Loni Border near Delhi and record his statement within seven days, news agency ANI reported on Friday.

Ghaziabad Police sent legal notice to Managing Director of Twitter India over viral video of an elderly man in Loni being assaulted with the intent of “provoking communal unrest”.

“Some people used their Twitter handle as a tool to spread hatred in the society and Twitter Communication India and Twitter Inc did not take any action against it. They let the anti-social messages go viral,” the notice sent to Mr Maheshwari read.

Maheshwari was earlier questioned by a Delhi Police team in connection with the “Congress toolkit” controversy. The police travelled to Bengaluru to question him after serving notices and visiting Twitter’s offices in Delhi and Gurgaon.