Updated: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 04:18 PM IST
Srinagar |Agencies: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday arrested the Kashmir-based YouTuber, who uploaded an incriminating video on YouTube that showed him beheading an effigy of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, news agency ANI reported. Earlier, the YouTuber apologised for the video he created and deleted it from the video-sharing platform. The video went viral on the internet, and several people reported the video to J&K Police urging them to take action against the graphic video.
"Kashmir-based YouTuber Faisal Wani has been arrested. he had uploaded an incriminating video on YouTube which is against public tranquillity and has caused fear and alarm to the public in general. FIR registered u/s 505 and 506 IPC at Safa Kadal Police Station: J&K Police," news agency ANI tweeted.
"Yesterday, I made a VFX video about Nupur Sharma which went viral all over India. And an innocent person such as me got implicated in the controversy," You Tuber Faisal Wani said today in an apology video posted on his channel.
In his apology video, Wani states that he did not have any intention of hurting the sentiments the other religions.
The Youtuber further clarified that he had deleted his original disturbing video, also posted on his channel and had gone viral.
In his apology, Wani said, "I hope you will make this video viral too like my other video. This is how everyone will know that I am apologetic about my actions."
Earlier this month, BJP suspended Nupur Sharma and expelled Delhi BJP media unit Naveen Jindal over their controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.
Protests had erupted in several parts of the country against the comments with protests in several cities in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand's Ranchi and West Bengal's Howrah and Kolkata among others.
Following the comments made by Sharma and Jindal, several Gulf countries demanded a public apology and saw calls for a boycott of products made in India.
Several FIRs have been filed against Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal in various states.