Man who cancelled Zomato order for being assigned ‘Non-Hindu’ rider receives police notice

The Madhya Pradesh cops initiated ‘preventive action’ against the Jabalpur man who cancelled his Zomato order citing the religion of the delivery executive.

The police have sought a written undertaking from the man that he would not spread religious hatred.

On Wednesday, the man, identified as Amit Shukla, took to Twitter and said he had cancelled his Zomato order as they had “allocated a non-Hindu rider”.

However, Zomato took a stand against the post and said that food doesn’t have a religion.

“We have issued a notice and it will be served to Amit Shukla. He’ll be warned if he tweets anything which is against ideals of Constitution. Action will be taken; he is on surveillance,” said Jabalpur Superintendent of Police Amit Singh.

Shukla violated constitutional provisions where there is no place for any kind of untouchability and acts disturbing religious harmony, Singh added.

The notice was issued under section 107 (security for keeping peace) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Under this provision, the police or a magistrate can ask a person to execute a bond if he or she is likely to commit any act that may breach “peace and public tranquility”.

The matter was referred to Garha police station under whose limits Shukla’s address falls, under.

Source : Various