The District Magistrate (DM) of Dadri on Monday ordered an FIR against 'Hindu Rakshak Dal' for violating Section 144 that is presently imposed in the district.
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) empowers a magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than ten people in an area.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had earlier directed the state administration to take stern action against those disturbing communal harmony and inciting hatred by circulating baseless content on the social media especially Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter.
The state administration has issued a whatsapp number '9454401002' on which the complaint can be made. The administration has asked the people to lodge the complaint on this number if they come across any such cases on social networking websites and applications. The identity of the informer would be kept secret.