Ashish Joshi, the Controller of Communications Accounts for Uttarakhand State, Department of Telecom, has been suspended for flagging a video posted by Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra as ‘incendiary’, reports the Indian Express. Joshi flagged the video to Delhi Commissioner Police, but it is unclear if he reported it to YouTube as well. It is important to note that Joshi’s suspension order does not mention a reason for his suspension. MediaNama could not ascertain the reason for Joshi's suspension. Govt suspends DoT official #AshishJoshi for reporting hate speech by @KapilMishra_IND https://t.co/p1ZP2D0xUw @Secretary_DoT @BDUTT @Nidhi @sardesairajdeep pic.twitter.com/C0ra8ZCcl8 — PKR | প্রশান্ত | پرشانتو (@prasanto) February 26, 2019 The report points out that Joshi sent this letter to the Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik on a DoT letterhead. IE’s source says that Joshi was not summoned by the ministry or asked for an explanation for flagging the video A Ministry of Telecom official said that Joshi was suspended for “misuse of official position, creating public confusion and violation of conduct of rules.. In an official capacity.” Joshi said that the video “provoking people to attack some citizens. The video violates IPC and IT Act.” To@CPDelhi @DelhiPolice @DCP_CCC_Delhi , The video broadcast by @KapilMishra_IND warrants action against him under sections 153A for hate-mongering etc. He has also violated the direction of Hon'ble Prime Minister @narendramodi @PMOIndia to not to attack #Kashmiris. https://t.co/MEKLSucIiI — Ashish Joshi (@acjoshi) February 25, 2019 The inflammatory & incendiary video circulated by one Mr Kapil Mishra has been brought to the…
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