Delhi Violence: Police took action against journalist for spreading fake news
A Mumbai resident has filed a police complaint application seeking action against journalist Rana Ayyub for posting an "old" video purportedly of the Delhi violence, an official said on Wednesday.
Mumbai: A Mumbai resident has filed a police complaint application seeking action against journalist Rana Ayyub for posting an "old" video purportedly of the Delhi violence, an official said on Wednesday.
In Capital Delhi, situation is out of control and sensitive. more than 200people are wounded and 20 people died. Delhi Police ordered to shoot at sight.
In this sensitive situation, matter becomes important if someone is spreading hate unnecessarily. A journalist from Mumbai find sharing old videos. This video was two-year old, and it was posted by Rana Ayyub. A netizen mentioned police to look after this. And then Police took an action against the journalist.
In his complaint, which he filed online on Tuesday, Solanki (50) also uploaded a photo of Rana's tweet and the twitter handle "@ranaayyub".
"Please take action against this hate-monger Rana Ayyub. The video shared by Rana Ayyub is two-year old and she is sharing it again in this situation trying to spread hatred in the society and to incite people and add more fuel to the Delhi violence.
"Rana is regular at posting false rumours and defame India and Government of India, it's very necessary to take action against her before she is successful in creating communal disharmony in the country, arrest her and take legal action against her (sic)," stated the complaint.
Post deleted by Ayyub:
The hatred post was then deleted by journalis Rana Ayyub. As the video was working as fuel in fire.
A senior Mumbai Cyber Crime official said they will first verify facts before deciding to take any action, if needed.
"If needed, we will transfer the complaint to police station concerned for further investigation," he said.
A 45-second video clip posted on the twitter handle @RanaAyyub on February 25 shows some men attempting to place a saffron flag and the National tricolour on what looks like a minaret, against the backdrop of billowing black smoke.
"Re-posting this video after verifying its authenticity. It is from Delhi. Men marching on top of a mosque, vandalising it and placing a saffron flag over it," Ayyub tweeted.
Seventeen people have died so far and over hundred were injured in the violence that has gripped several parts of north east Delhi over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) since Sunday.