Twitter FIR News: ‘Fake News’ on the beating of Muslim elder in Ghaziabad- In the case of indecency and assault with a Muslim elder in Loni area of Ghaziabad, UP Police has registered an FIR against 9 people including Twitter India. Twitter has been accused of inciting religious sentiments. Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had questioned in this matter by tweeting, on which CM Yogi Adityanath had retaliated and instructed not to defame UP.
Their names included in the FIR
In this case, the Ghaziabad Police took major action after issuing the statement. The police late night registered a case against 9 people including Twitter India against fake news and inciting religious sentiments. These include Mohammad Zubair (Co Founder ALT News), Rana Ayub (Senior Journalist, Writer of Gujarat Files), The Wire (News Website), Salman Nizami (Congress Leader), Maskoor Usmani (Congress Leader), Sama Mohammad (Congress Spokesperson), Saba Naqvi (Senior Journalist), Twitter Inc and Twitter Communications India Pvt Ltd.
What are the charges against them?
Ghaziabad Police said that the accused involved in the FIR are senior journalists and politicians. They deliberately posted false, misleading and incorrect information without verifying and verifying any facts. Their purpose was to create enmity, hatred between people of two religious sects.
What is the allegation on Twitter, on which sections the action was taken?
It was written in the FIR that despite the clarification issued by the Ghaziabad Police, the accused did not delete their tweets due to which religious tension has increased. Apart from this, no steps were taken by Twitter India and Twitter Communication India Private Limited (TCIPL) to remove those tweets. An FIR has been registered against them under sections 153, 153A, 295A, 505, 120B, and 34 of the IPC.
What came in the police investigation in the beating case?
Ghaziabad Police says that in the preliminary investigation of the case, it was found that the miscreants who carried out the incident were known to the victim. The victim had sold him amulets and assured a positive result. When those talismans did not work, mischievous elements beat him in anger. In this case 3 people have been arrested.
Learn about the case in detail
On Monday, a video of an elderly man from Ghaziabad went viral. It is seen in the video that the elderly man is folding his hands in front of the killers but they are not listening to him. The accused are going on beating the elderly. When the video of the incident went viral, on Tuesday, another video of the victim started trending on Twitter.
It has been alleged that the accused made the victim raise slogans of a particular religion. Considering it as a conspiracy to spoil the atmosphere, the police have started cracking down on those who made the video viral.
This thing came out in the investigation of Ghaziabad Police
Giving information about this incident, the Ghaziabad Police said, ‘On investigation in relation to the viral video of assault and indecency on social media, it was found that the victim Abdul Samad had come to Behta, Loni border from Bulandshahr on June 5. From where Parvesh along with another person went to Gujjar’s house in Banthla, Loni. The police further said that the other boys Kallu, Poli, Arif, Adil and Mushahid etc. came to Parvesh’s house and started beating the elderly along with Parvesh.