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Editor picked up by police in toon case

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Feb 22 (UNI) The editor of a fortnightly published from the capital found himself on the wrong side of the law today after allegedly re-printing a cartoon that has infuriated Muslims the world over.

Police picked up the editor for questioning this evening and copies of the fortnightly, launched a few weeks ago, were being seized from the market, official sources said.

A formal arrest under IPC sections dealing with hurting religious sentiments and attempt to breach communal harmony was likely tonight, the sources said.

Ironically, the offending cartoon had accompanied an article that accused Western powers of hubris and callous disregard to the religious sentiments of Easterners.


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