he Ambad police of Jalna district has registered an FIR against former Aligarh Muslim University student leader Sharjeel Usmani for allegedly posting objectionable tweets, police said on Thursday.
According to the Ambad police, the complainant, Ambadas Ambhore, who hails from Ambad and is a worker of Hindu Jagran Manch, has alleged that Usmani used disrespectful words for Lord Ram in some of his recent posts on Twitter and hurt religious sentiments, the police said.
Based on the complaint, the Ambad police registered a case against Usmani late Wednesday night under Indian Penal Code Section 295-A (malicious act outraging religious feelings) and provisions of the Information Technology Act. The case will be transferred to the Jalna cyber department, the cop added.
It may noted that earlier this year, the Pune police had registered a case against Usmani under IPC Section section 153 (A) over his speech made during the Elgar Parishad conclave held there on January 30.