In the backdrop of the Kolhapur and Akola riots, the home department and state police headquarters have decided to adopt a strict stance against any fanatic elements and hardline factions spreading hatred and communal rift.
Apart from keeping vigil on the activities of suspected groups and individuals, the social media posts and messages are also being monitored throughout the state now, as they have become the most common trigger points for riots and group clashes.
CP Amitesh Kumar said an offence would be registered apart from seizing the mobile handset. “Keeping any objectionable status on one’s social media account or sharing or posting messages hurting sentiments of other communities would attract strict legal provisions of law,” said the top cop.
Kumar said social media surveillance has been stepped up in the backdrop of disturbances created by some nuisance makers in Kolhapur and Akola.
“Police stations have been sensitized to take immediate and strict action on any complaint of social media abuse, which may seem to be instigating to some sections or objectionable,” said Kumar, adding no groups would be tolerated for any nuisances. “Viewing various challenges and trends emerging almost everyday, the cyber police station too has been strengthened,” he said.