Manish Maheshwari, the CEO of Twitter India, was arrested for displaying an incorrect map of India
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On Monday night, the microblogging site deleted the map.

Twitter On the complaint of a Bajrang Dal leader in Bulandshahr, India country head Manish Maheshwari was charged under Section 505 (2) of the IPC and Section 74 of the IT (Amendment) Act 2008 for displaying the incorrect map of India on its website.

The controversy centres around a contentious map of India under Twitter’s jobs section, which depicted Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh as different countries.

This sparked outrage on Twitter, and the map was deleted by the microblogging network on Monday night.

On June 26, Maheshwari filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, requesting that he be heard before any decisions are issued in any appeal filed by the Ghaziabad police against the relief granted by the Karnataka High Court.

The Karnataka High Court awarded Maheshwari temporary relief in a case involving an attack video that went popular on the microblogging site on Thursday. The HC further ordered that no coercive measures be employed against him until Tuesday.

The court had stated that if the Ghaziabad police wanted to question Maheshwari, they may do so electronically.

On June 17, the UP police issued Maheshwari a summons to appear at the Loni Border police station within seven days of getting the summons to have his statement recorded. The case is connected to an ongoing complaint over tweets about an attack on an elderly Muslim man in Ghaziabad.

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