Fired Infosys Employee Who Asked People To Spread Covid Followed Zakir Naik, Often Shared His Posts

Ashok Kumar

Information is slowly begin to stream in about Mujeeb Mohammad, the Infosys employee who had asked people to spread the coronavirus.

Last week, Infosys had fired Mujeeb Mohammad, who was a Technical Architect with the company, for a social media post in which he had urged people to sneeze and spread the coronavirus. “Let’s join hands, go out and sneeze with open mouth in public. Spread the virus,” he had posted on Facebook.

After the post had gone viral, Infosys had terminated the employee for breaching its code of conduct. Mohammad had later been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) and Electronics City police.

The police now say that Mujeeb Mohammad, who is 40, followed controversial preacher Zakir Naik on social media. A police officer told Deccan Herald that Mohammad followed Naik, watching, liking and sharing the preacher’s speeches. “He is into the habit of posting messages that hurt the religious sentiments of other communities,” the officer claimed. 

Another of Mohammad’s social media posts had read: “My stun gun is ready-killing dogs”. 

Mahesh Mallayyanavar, a sub-inspector at the Electronics City police station, has filed a complaint against Mohammad. Accordingly, he has been booked under IPC Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence and language), 505 (statements conducting to public mischief), 270 (a malignant act to spread the infection of disease dangerous to life) and 109 (abetment, if the act abetted, is committed in consequence of the abetment). Mohammad is currently being questioned by police at an undisclosed location.

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