Man held for allegedly praising Pakistan on Facebook
GUWAHATI: The Assam Police on Monday apprehended Ahedul Ali for allegedly posting comments praising Pakistan and derogatory remarks against Assamese people and Hindus from his neighbor’s Facebook account.
Barpeta Superintendent of Police Violet Baruah said the comments, made from poultry shop owner Ahedul Ali’s account, led to a mob burning down the store.
Ali, however, denied making any such posts.
The police accessed the IP address from where the comments were posted and with further investigation, arrested Jyotish Nath, who owns a footwear store next to Ali’s shop.
During questioning, Nath confessed that he knew Ali’s Facebook login ID and password and used the information to log into his account a few months ago.
“On Sunday, Nath accessed Ali’s account and posted the comments to target him,” said Baruah, adding that Nath did not have any political ties.