Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

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Mumbai: Abusive Actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by Mumbai Police Crime Branch for controversial videos he had posted on social media. He had posted many videos on various social media sites provoking violence and mob lynching of Hindus by Muslims, and mocking police for not being able to catch Muslims who indulge in communal violence.


Recently Ajaz Khan had posted a video on TikTok mocking the Mumbai police for filing FIRs against the TikTok celebrities. Mumbai Police had filed FIRs against several TikTok celebrities in the last couple of weeks for posting videos on the video-sharing site threatening violence as revenge for Tabrej Ansari’s death.

On July 9, the Mumbai Police cyber cell had registered a complaint filed by Shiv Sena activist Solanki against the group of TikTok ‘influencers’Faisal Shaikh, Hasnain Khan, Faiz Baloch, Adnan Shaikh and Sadhan Faroqui, for propagating revenge over Tabrez Ansari’s death.

In a video uploaded in Tik Tok, the group had propagated revenge against people over 22-year-old Jharkhand man Tabrez Ansari’s death. “You may have killed that innocent Tabrez Ansari, but tomorrow if his son takes revenge, do not say that all Muslims are terrorists,” the video claimed.

Hardcore Islamist Ajaz Khan is known for making hatemongering controversial statements. Recently he had menacingly threatened actor Payal Rohatgi that one day, the entire world will become Muslim. In a misogynist attack against Payal, Ajaz Khan had referred Payal Rohatgi as a C grade actor. In a hate speech video on Facebook, Ajaz Khan was seen blatantly inciting communal violence. He was found urging the Muslim community to come out on roads. Khan said they should be ashamed of themselves for not coming out on streets after the alleged killing of Tabrez Ansari. He had threatened that if 40 crore Muslims of the country, including legal and illegal residents, came out on the streets the whole country would be shut down.

Earlier Ajaz Khan was arrested by Anti-Narcotics Cell of Navi Mumbai for possessing drugs. He later got out on bail. He was arrested in 2016 too for sending lewd and vulgar messages to a hairstylist. In the past too, Ajaz Khan has indulged in promoting hate speech through his Facebook account which could disturb the communal harmony in the country.

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