Man held for pasting inflammatory posters

A man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh`s Kanpur city for pasting inflammatory posters on the walls of the district court premises, officials said.

Kanpur: A man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh`s Kanpur city for pasting inflammatory posters on the walls of the district court premises, officials said on Tuesday.

Ashish Pandey, a resident of Gwaltoli locality, was arrested on Monday. He got the posters printed and then pasted them on the court`s wall.

The posters had inflammatory content and targeted a specific community, police said. It also spoke of a shutdown in the city on Wednesday.

As soon as the posters were spotted by police, they removed them and launched a manhunt.

Pandey was arrested after the local intelligence unit spotted him. He will be charged under the National Security Act. A search is also on to identify and arrest the printer of the posters.

IANS

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