A Bihar Police inspector, posted in Khagaria district, has been suspended for allegedly posting a “morphed” picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed on a WhatsApp group.
The action came after a local BJP leader, also a member of the WhatsApp group, complained to police about it. The post was later removed from the group.
Bhagalpur Range Deputy Inspector General of police Vikas Vaibhav told The Indian Express, “We conducted an inquiry after local BJP worker Alok Kumar Vidyarthi, who is on a WhatsApp group called “Udyog Prakoshth (industry cell)”, complained that Inspector Mohammed Islam (57) posted a morphed and photoshopped picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi shaking hands with LeT chief Hafiz Saaed earlier this month. We got an inquiry conducted by a senior police officer and found the allegation to be true. The police inspector said the photograph was inadvertently posted by his grandson. A derogatory comment on the Prime Minister was also posted along with the photograph, which has been removed from the WhatsApp group,” the DIG said.
Islam, who had been transferred to Bagaha (West Champaran) before his suspension, had told local reporters that though the “post was sent through his WhatsApp number, he did not know about it”.
He had reiterated before police authorities that it was his grandson who inadvertently posted it.