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Shashi Tharoor, six journalists charged with sedition at UP for the January 26 violence in Delhi | India News


NOIDA: Congressman Shashi Tharoor and six journalists were arrested by Noida police on sedition, among other charges, for violence during the agricultural tractor demonstration in Delhi, authorities said Thursday.
The FIR was presented at the Sector 20 police station here as a result of a complaint from a neighbor who alleged that the “digital transmission” and “social media posts” of these people were responsible for the violence during a rally of tractors by farmers in the national capital.
The journalists appointed to the FIR are Mrinal Pande, Rajdeep Sardesai, Vinod Jose, Zafar Agha, Paresh Nath and Anant Nath.
An unidentified person has also been named in the FIR.
“Yes, the FIR has been presented,” a senior Noida Police officer confirmed to PTI.
The FIR has been filed under sections 124A (sedition), 295A of the Indian Penal Code (willful and malicious acts, with the intention of outraging religious sentiments of any kind by insulting their religion or religious beliefs), 504 (intentional insult with the intention to provoke a violation of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (acts carried out by several people in compliance with the common intention), 120B (criminal conspiracy), among others.
They have also been registered in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology Act.
Noida Police have started an investigation into the matter, according to officials.
On January 26, thousands of protesting farmers had clashed with the police during the tractor demonstration called by the farmers’ unions to highlight their demand for the repeal of the three agricultural laws of the Center.
Many of the protesters, driving tractors, reached the Red Fort and entered the monument. Some protesters even hoisted religious flags on their domes and the flagpole on the ramparts, where the prime minister displays the national flag on Independence Day.

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