Delhi Police Arrest 6, Register 100 FIRs Over 'Modi Hatao' Posters

One of those arrested has purportedly told police that he was supposed to deliver the posters to AAP's headquarters. AAP, in turn, has asked how many more FIRs the Modi government will file.

New Delhi: Delhi police has registered 100 first information reports and arrested six people over posters seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ouster, the news agency ANI has reported.

Indian Express has reported that the number of FIRs are 44, that two of four arrested are owners of two printing presses. NDTV has also reported a similar number.

The posters, around 2,000 of which had appeared in New Delhi, were removed. A van carrying 2,000 more of them was intercepted. The two printing presses had been given orders for 50,000 posters saying, “Modi hatao, desh bachao,” – “remove Modi and save the country.”

Police told Indian Express that one of the arrested men had said that that he was asked by his employer to deliver the posters at the Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi headquarters.

AAP has, in turn, tweeted images of larger posters and asked how many more FIRs the Modi government will file. It also used the same hashtag ‘Modi hatao, desh bachao’ and said that Modi was scared of the party.

AAP forms the government in Delhi. The Delhi Police is under the Union government ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party.

Bharat Rashtra Samithi social media head Y. Sathish Reddy also tweeted an image of the purported posters, saying, “I am ready to get arrested too.”

In 2021, Delhi Police had registered FIRs and arrested 25 people for pasting posters critical of Modi’s handling of the second wave of COVID-19 in the national capital.