BENGALURU: Former Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari has quit the micro-blogging site. Online news chronicler TechCrunch was the first to report the development on Monday. Maheshwari had moved to the US as senior director in August to manage fast-growing emerging markets. Maheshwari is starting an edtech firm, the report said. Maheshwari’s Bengaluru home is registered as the new startup’s office location, according to filings with the local regulator, TechCrunch said. An email to Twitter on Maheshwari’s exit did not elicit a response till the time of going to press.
Maheshwari joined Twitter in 2019 as general manager for India in charge of driving growth and business. His move to the US came weeks after a standoff with the Centre on the new IT rules.
Twitter has had to face multiple police cases in India. Maheshwari was issued multiple notices by the Ghaziabad police in relation to a communally sensitive video of an assault of an elderly man that surfaced on social media. The Karnataka high court subsequently exempted Maheshwari from a personal appearance in the case.