Manish Maheshwari, the MD of Twitter India, will appear before the Ghaziabad Police in connection with a video of an alleged hate crime victim.
The firm had previously denied any involvement in the video’s virality. Maheshwari offered to take part in the investigation through video conference. According to a story in the Hindustan Times, the Ghaziabad Police issued a new summons on Tuesday, requesting the Twitter India MD to appear before it.
According to the police notification, “Your clarification is inappropriate. As the MD of Twitter in India, you are the company’s representative. As a result, you are obliged by Indian law to cooperate with the investigation.”
According to Livehindustan, a sister publication of the Hindustan Times, the police have prepared a list of 11 questions for the MD, including one about failing to remove the contentious video. The police issued summonses to the social media business on June 17 in connection with a video that went viral and purported to show a hate crime targeting a man from a minority community in Ghaziabad that was amplified. However, the state police later claimed that it was not a communal occurrence. According to Livehindustan, Maheshwari will visit to Loni Kotwali with his lawyers.