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After Hema Chowdhary’s arrest, Nagaland Police warns trolls

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 21, 2020 6:56 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, July 21 (EMN): Nagaland Police on Tuesday cautioned citizens against ‘unwarranted trolling and comments’ on social media.

The arrest of animal rights activist Hema Chowdhary by a team of Nagaland Police from Mumbai is “attracting a lot of adverse comments and trolling on various social media platforms”, tweeted the Nagaland Police.

Chowdhary was arrested on the strength of a non-bailable warrant issued by the Magistrate Court, Kohima, in connection with cyber crime.

‘Investigation is an ongoing process and the matter is sub judice, lying within the jurisdiction of the court. Nagaland Police cautions that unwarranted comments and troll on social media by one and sundry may violate the law, including the rights of the accused,’ it stated.

It appealed to the citizens to desist from ‘unwarranted trolling and comments especially in public domain’, so as to ensure that “due process of law” is maintained and does not result in infraction of law unwittingly.

According to daily law and order update on Covid-19 dashboard/Covid-19 War Room, Nagaland, total of five arrests are under ‘social media cases’ as of July 20.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 21, 2020 6:56:04 pm