Special Cell reaches Telangana in doctored HM video case

| Updated: 29 April, 2024 5:39 pm IST

NEW DELHI – A team from the Delhi Police Special Cell has reached Telangana to investigate a case involving a doctored video of Home Minister Amit Shah. The video, posted on social media platforms including Facebook, falsely claimed that Shah advocated ending reservations if the NDA government is formed.

The Special Cell lodged an FIR against unknown persons who posted the video after receiving a complaint from Sinku Sharan Singh, an official working with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The complaint, received on April 28, stated that the doctored videos were being circulated to create disharmony among communities and potentially affect public tranquillity and order.

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The source revealed that the video was posted by the Telangana Congress, prompting the police to investigate who handles their social media. As of now, no arrests have been made in connection with the case.

The FIR was filed against the operators of certain social media handles across the country that circulated the edited statements of Home Minister Amit Shah. “Those who deleted videos are also on the radar,” said an official. The official added that a prima facie offence under sections 153/153A/465/469/171G IPC & 66C IT Act was made out as per the content of the MHA complaint and annexed report.

Senior police officials are currently working on the case, and the police’s monitoring team is actively searching for the culprits who spread the doctored video.

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