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Man arrested in Patna on charges of running anti-India WhatsApp group

Patna, July 23 (KMS): Police arrested a 26-year-old man in Patna city of the Indian state of Bihar on the charges of propagating “anti-India” views through a WhatsApp group that he operated.

Police claimed that Marguv Ahmad Danish (26), a resident of Phulwari Sharif area of Patna, was running a WhatsApp group named ‘Ghazwa-e-Hind’, through which he propagated anti-India views.

“There were several foreign nationals, including people of Pakistan and Bangladesh, in that group. His phone has been seized and the numbers are being traced,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manavjit Singh Dhillon told the media.

Danish was the administrator of the group, and also in touch with several other overseas groups, said Dhillon. He has been arrested under sections of the Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act, the officer said, adding that the Enforcement Directorate will also join the probe.

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