Facebook pulled off the ‘I hate Ambedkar' page on Wednesday after the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell pursued the case with the authorities, police said. The page sparked a row in the city and more than 200 people resorted to rioting on Monday night in protest.
Cases were registered against them for rioting, damaging public property and obstructing police officials from performing their duty.
“After we procured an order from the court on Tuesday, our Cyber Cell took the matter with the technical authorities of Facebook in the U.S. The page has now been deleted,” K.M.M. Prasanna, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone IX, told The Hindu.
He said that further investigation was on. “We do not know who created the page and when it was created. We are looking into it.”
A local Marathi daily on Monday reported about the page, sparking protest in the suburban areas of Khar, Bandra and Linking Road late on Monday night.