A Kerala-born employee of an UAE-based company has been sacked and deportation order was issued for abusive messages against journalist Rana Ayyub on social media.
The incident brought to light after Rana Ayyub, a well-known investigative journalist based in New Delhi, exposed the vulgar messages on Twitter following which some of the netizens reported the matter to the management of the UAE company, Alpha Paints, where the employee Bincy Lal had been working.
The 31-year-old expat Bincy Lal was working in Dubai for Alpha Paint, a sister company of National Paints in Sharjah, as a customer service employee since 2015, the Gulf News reported.
He had also posted abusive comments against Islam on his Facebook page. The company has summoned him and served the termination notice after it checked the facebook account. Upon being questioned over the controversial social media posts, Bincy reportedly accepted the charge.
We verified the accuracy of the information and checked on the name of the man. On 8 April, at 8 am the termination order of (B.B.) was issuedShadi Al Refai, HR Manager, Alpha Paints
Bincy Lal’s visa was cancelled on Monday and deportation order was subsequently issued. Alpha Paint has decided to pay the rent of his flight back to New Delhi.
It is expected that Bincy Lal will be facing penal actions once he reaches India as Rana Ayyub has decided to file a police complaint in Delhi. “I will file an FIR in Delhi,” she confirmed on Twitter after being informed about the deportation of the miscreant.
Under the UAE Cybercrime law, any form of misuse of a computer or smart device or an electronic network or system could fetch the violator, if found guilty, a lengthy jail term and/or a fine as hefty as Dh3 million.
Rana Ayyub is a firebrand investigative journalist known for her groundbreaking stories about Gujarat Riot and Hindutva extremism. Her recent book Gujarat Files has irked sangh parivar.