New Delhi: The Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) official website has been hacked. On opening the landing page, viewers get to see a logo of the Kerala Cyber Warriors under which it is written – ‘Hacked by GH057_R007’. The page also displays a photograph of Puja Shakun Pandey, the general secretary of the right-wing group, with a message ‘government should arrest this Hippopotamus and her goons under sedition charge as soon as possible’.
Furthermore, the hackers also asked Pandey to ‘lose your weight before you lose your brain b!tch’.
The cyber attack comes in the wake of the right-wing group allegedly celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 71st death anniversary by shooting an effigy of his. A video of the incident went viral on the internet on Wednesday. It showed Pandey shooting at Gandhi’s effigy three times with an air pistol. An FIR was lodged at Gandhi Park police station against those involved in the act.
On Thursday, two members of the group were detained. A report by The Indian Express quoted Circle Officer Neeraj Kumar Jadaun as saying, “Two of the named accused, Manoj Saini and Abhishek, who are seen in the video, were detained. Manoj was seen burning the effigy in the video. The investigation would reveal who circulated the video.”
The FIR was filed under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including IPC sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 295-A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 147 (rioting), police said. The accused who allegedly burnt the effigy has been charged under Special Powers Act.