Saturday, October 01, 2011

Cartoonist jailed for Narendra Modi caricature

A cartoonist of a leading city-based eveninger was arrested on the charges of "fanning communal sentiments" through a cartoon perceived to be based on a controversy surrounding Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's fast and his move to allegedly refuse wearing a skull cap, police said today.

39-year-old Harish Yadav alias Mussveer was arrested from his residence in Malharganj area last night, they said.

"Yadav has been booked under section 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) of IPC for the cartoon published in 'PrabhatKiran' on September 20," Malharganj police station in-charge Suresh Saijwar said

IMO: At least they have not yet arrested Bal Thackeray..

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