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Orthopaedic surgeon booked for hateful social media posts in Nagpur, arrested

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NAGPUR: An orthopaedic surgeon who had allegedly made objectionable posts on social media has been arrested.

The complaint was made to the police about tweets posted from the account of Dr Satish B Sonar, a resident of Nagpur. 

One of the tweets was against a religious community and it mentioned a call to 'wipe out' the *&*** from map (sic). The other tweet mentioned a girl student of Jamia Millia Islamia. 

It was a vulgar message and targeted the girl student's character. The Twitter handle used objectionable words and termed the girl student, a 'prostitute'. As the tweets got wide attention and led to outrage, there was a formal complaint made to the police.

On social media too, people tagged the handles of the Nagpur police, seeking action. Top officials were urged to intervene in this regard. Subsequently, a formal complaint was made. Shahbaz Siddiqui, a Nagpur resident, lodged an FIR in this regard.

Acting on the basis of the complaint, the Nagpur police registered a case against him under the sections 295 (A), 505 (2), 294 and 188 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings, use of obscene language and disobedience to order promulgated by a public servant apart from utterances that can promote enmity among sections of the society. The investigation is on in the case.