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Man gets five months jail term over WhatsApp message

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An Indian man, Junaid Khan, 21, has been sentenced to five months in prison for being the admin of a Whatsapp group, where a message was forwarded.

According to Times of India, Khan’s family members insist he is not the original admin of the group, as the original admin left the group over the forwarded message. However, the police said they merely acted on the evidence before them, which showed that Khan was the “default admin,” .

Junaid Khan, a BSc student and resident of Talen town in Rajgarh was arrested on February 14, 2018 and booked under the IT Act and IPC Section 124 A (sedition).

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He was part of a group where the admin, Irfan had posted a message that many members found objectionable.  Locals filed a complaint at the police station against Irfan and the “admin”.

Khan was arrested and sentenced to jail for five months.

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