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Editor,chairman of fortnightly sent to judicial custody in toon case

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Feb 23 (UNI) The editor and the chairman of a magazine which had published a cartoon of Prophet Mohammed that has infuriated Muslims the world over were today remanded to judicial custody till March 3.

The editor of "Senior India" magazine Alok Tomar, who was arrested last night under IPC sections dealing with hurting religious sentiments and attempt to breach communal harmony, was today remanded to 14-day judicial custody by a local court, police said.

The court also remanded to judicial custody the chairman of Senior India, Vijay Dixit.

The magazine had carried the caricatures in an edition that hit the stands on January 15.

Editor Alok Tomar was initially called to a police station last evening for questioning and later arrested when he admitted to publishing the caricatures.


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