Abhishek Mishra, a famous YouTuber who is believed to be associated with the Congress IT cell, was arrested by the Delhi Police on Wednesday from Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal following a complaint alleging he had hurt religious sentiments.
A team of Delhi Police Cyber Cell took Mishra into custody and recovered 10 laptops from him.
Mishra, who claims to be an RTI activist, is a resident of Chhatarpur in New Delhi. He is accused of posting inflammatory content on social media. It is, however, not clear exactly what Mishra posted that got him arrested.
A critic of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Mishra is a well-known video blogger and has 1.36 lakh subscribers on his official YouTube channel.
According Aaj Tak, Mishra is also accused of posting objectionable comment against Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh government took strong exception to Mishra’s arrest.
In a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner, the MP Home department reportedly complained that the Delhi Police’s action was in violation of the directives issued by Supreme Court regarding arrests.
The MP government alleges that the Delhi Police did not inform the local police of the arrest.
News of Mishra’s arrest came after his father, Ashok Mishra, said that his son had been picked up by unidentified men from his residence located in Bhopal’s Koh-e Fiza.