12 people arrested over posters against PM Modi in Delhi

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Posters against PM Narendra Modi in Delhi (Image: NDTV.com)
Posters against PM Narendra Modi in Delhi (Image: NDTV.com)

New Delhi : At least a dozen of people have been arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday for allegedly pasting posters criticizing PM Narendra Modi's handling of coronavirus pandemic.

The police have registered more than 13 First Information Reports or FIRs under sections of the Defacement of Public Property Act besides other laws.

The arrests have been made by four different divisions of police, indicating that this was a co-ordinated attempt to defame PM Modi.

In last couple of days, several places in Delhi saw posters which mentioned: "Modi ji, aapne humare bacchon ki vaccine videsh kyu bhej diya?" (Modi ji, why did send vaccines meant for our children, abroad?).

On Thursday, six people were arrested in East Delhi's Kalyanpuri area where Delhi Police received input that the posters criticising the Prime Minister were being put up. More than 800 posters and banners were also recovered, sources said.

India has been reporting more than 3 lakh daily coronavirus cases from past three weeks, traumatizing the healthcare system with lack of oxygen beds, ICU and ventilators.

Governments in several states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have been accused of trying to hide their casualties as hundreds of bodies have been seen floating in rivers and buried in the sand by the banks.