A police complaint has been lodged against Bollywood actor Swara Bhaskar, Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Asif Khan of Twitter India and Manish Maheshwari, who is the Twitter India head in connection to the Ghaziabad assault video.
An FIR is yet to be lodged over the fresh complaint filed at Delhi’s Tilak Marg police station by advocate Amit Acharya. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has launched a probe.
Earlier, an FIR had named Twitter Inc, Twitter Communications India and news website The Wire, journalists Mohammed Zubair and Rana Ayyub, Congress leaders Shama Mohamed, Salman Nizami, Maskoor Usmani and writer Saba Naqvi in the same case.
The microblogging website along these prominent users have been booked for circulating a video in which an elderly Muslim man says he was thrashed and asked to chant "Jai Shri Ram".
"These people did not verify the truth of the matter and shared it online with a communal angle with an intention to disrupt public peace and create a divide between religious groups," the FIR has said as reported by India Today.
The video clip - surfaced on social media on June 14 - featured an elderly Muslim Man, Abdul Shamad Saifi, is heard saying he was thrashed by some young men and asked to chant "Jai Shri Ram".
However, the police denied the communal angle and said the accused were unhappy about a "tabeez" (amulet) he sold to them. Ghaziabad (Rural) Superintendent of Police Iras Raja said on Wednesday that three people - Kalloo Gurjar, Parvesh Gurjar and Adil - have been arrested for assaulting Saifi.