The Delhi Police have registered a case on a complaint by journalist Sagarika Ghose after a Facebook post called her “anti-national” and said she should be assassinated like Gauri Lankesh.
The Cyber Crime Cell is conducting an investigation, Ghose said.
The police have begun to investigate the profile that wrote the post, Vikramaditya Rana, and have sought details of the IP address used.
The case was registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.
The post read, “Let d shooting of #GauriLankesh serve as example to those anti-nationals who masquerade as journalists & activists.”
“I hope this is not d last…should be episode of serial assassinations of all anti-nationals. Shobha De; Arundhati Roy; Sagarika Ghose; Kavitha Krishnan; Shiela Rashid etc at d end of a list that should start with anti-national & treacherous politicians. A hit list be prepared & eliminate all those on d list. At last a ray of hope (sic)…” it said.
Ghose shared this post on Twitter and asked the Delhi Police to take action,
Delhi Police registered a case under the relevant sections of the IPC and IT Act, the police said.