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Twitter India MD booked after site shows JK, Ladakh as separate countries

New Delhi: As Twitter India on its website showed Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh two separate countries, the social media giant’s India chief Manish Maheshwari has been booked by the Uttar Pradesh police, reports said quoting people familiar with the development on Tuesday.

In a report published by Hindustan Times, Bulandshahr senior superintendent of police (SSP) Santosh Kumar Singh confirmed that a lawyer Praveen Bhati has lodged an FIR against officials of Twitter India for showing the incorrect map of India.

Along with Maheshwari, one Amrita Tripathi has also been booked under section 505(2) of the IPC — statement conducing to public mischief — and section 74 of the IT (Amendment) Act, 2008, the report said.

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