In Ghaziabad attack case, Twitter India head asked to appear in-person
- Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari had earlier offered to join the probe virtually
- Maheshwari now has to appear at the Loni Border Police Station by 10:30 am on Thursday
- Twitter India’s Resident Grievance Officer Dharmendra Chatur has also been summoned
The Ghaziabad police on Monday issued a fresh notice to Twitter India Managing Director Manish Maheshwari, asking him to attend in-person the police probe into the case related to tweets on the assault on an elderly Muslim man earlier this month. Maheshwari had earlier offered to join the investigation virtually.
“Failing to appear before the police would be considered as non-cooperation in the investigation & action will be taken as per law,” ANI quoted the notice by Ghaziabad police as saying.
Maheshwari now has to appear at the Loni Border Police Station by 10:30 am on Thursday. The police have also asked Twitter India’s Resident Greivence Officer Dharmendra Chatur to attend appear on Thursday.
Maheshwari, a resident of Bengaluru, was initially issued a notice by the Ghaziabad police on June 17 and was asked to record statements at the Loni Border police station. He assured of his co-operation with the police, Superintendent of Police (Ghaziabad Rural) Iraj Raja told PTI.
The Ghaziabad police also issued notice to Twitter India and the news website The Wire in the case, in a number of Congress leaders were also accused of sharing the video of the assault with the intention to stoke communal violence.
The video of the incident surfaced on June 14, in which Abdul Samad Saifi, 72, claimed he was abducted in an autorickshaw and locked up in a house in Ghaziabad on June 5. He claimed he was assaulted and forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, and that the assailants cut his beard.