An unidentified Twitter handle @balajikijaiin by the name of Hanuman Bhakt that put Mohammed Zubair, a co-founder of fact-checking website Alt News, behind bars does not exist on the social networking service.
In 2018, Zubair tweeted an image of a hotel signboard repainted from Honeymoon Hotel to Hanuman Hotel. The handle retweeted his four-year-old tweet. Further, it claimed that the tweet hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community by insulting their deity.
However, it has recently come to light that the anonymous user of Twitter deleted their account. The tweet that led to the arrest of Zubair was the only post from that account with three followers. On Monday, the cyber unit of Delhi Police arrested Zubair on the charges of hurting religious sentiments.
On Tuesday, the Senior Advocate Grover questioned the Twitter account’s legitimacy during the Delhi court hearing session. “Abuse of legal process is at large over here,” said Grover. On the other hand, the prosecution argued that the user was an ‘informer’ and the complaint cannot be treated as an anonymous one.
As per the speculations, Delhi Police might send a team to Zubair’s Bengaluru house. Meanwhile, his colleagues have denied the claims of ₹50 Lakhs in Zubair’s bank account. The co-founder of Alt Balaji, Pratik Sinha also alleged in a tweet that Zubair was arrested from his house without any notice from the police.
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