Sudarshan TV channel head Suresh Chavhanke has been arrested by special Lucknow police for inciting communal hatred. Suresh Chavhanke was arrested from Amausi Airport late on Wednesday.
Suresh Chavhanke has been booked under Sections 153 A(1), 295A and 505(1)B of the Indian Penal Code and also under section 16 of the Cable Television Network (Regulation) Act, 1955.
Chavhanke was scheduled to visit Sambhal today to lead a protest rally. Situations at Sambhal are tensed since last couple of weeks when locals attacked police on March 29.
The FIR against Chavhanke has been registered by the SHO when the matter of inciting communal hatred was raised during a meeting of the Peace Committee on April 9, in which prominent citizens pointed out the programme telecast between April 6 to April 8.