Telangana origins of Amit Shah’s doctored video: ‘X’ to police | India News

Days after registration of an FIR in connection with a faked video of Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs, Delhi Police has received a reply from social media platform X, sharing the IP address in Telangana from where the first video was uploaded on social media.

A complaint was filed on April 28 and the FIR was registered the same day. The FIR stated: “….It has been discovered that some doctored videos are being spread by users of Facebook and Twitter (now X). It appears that the video has been doctored and is spreading misleading information with the intention of creating disharmony among communities, which is likely to affect peace and cause law and order problems.”

During investigation, police summoned around 24 persons, including Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy, with the request to participate in the study. Among those summoned were five from Telangana, one from Jharkhand, one from the Nagaland Congress Party and another from the Samajwadi Party.

“The investigating officer has now sent a query to X asking him to share the exact IP address from where the video was first uploaded. They have shared the creator’s fixed IP address,” a senior police officer said.

A team of Delhi Police is stationed in Telangana and they tried to select four Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) members: Shiva Kumar Ambala, Asma Tasleem, Satish Manne and Naveen Pettem. But the Delhi Police came to know on Wednesday evening that the Telangana police had registered an FIR on April 27 and picked all four suspects for questioning.

Festive offer

“Delhi Police now plans to summon them after serving a notice under Section 41 (notice of appearance before a police officer) of the CrPC and plans to issue a non-bailable warrant against them” , said a source.

CM Reddy has no role: lawyer in Delhi Police

Meanwhile, Delhi Police has been informed by Chief Minister Revanth Reddy’s lawyer that he had no role in making or circulating the said video. “Reddy’s lawyer gave us a statement on behalf of the Prime Minister that he had no role in posting or making the video and that he had no information about who had made the video,” an officer said.

© Indian Express Pvt Ltd

Mahender Singh Manral

Mahender Singh Manral is an Assistant Editor at the National Bureau of The Indian Express. He is known for his impactful and groundbreaking stories. He covers the Ministry of Interior, investigative agencies, National Investigation Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, law enforcement agencies, paramilitary forces and internal security. Previously, Manral had reported extensively on crime stories in the city, and had also covered the anti-corruption arm of the Delhi government for a decade. He is known for his knack for news and detailed understanding of stories. He also worked for eleven months at Mail Today as a senior correspondent. He also worked for two years with The Pioneer, reporting exclusively on crime. During his initial days of his career, he also worked at The Statesman newspaper in the national capital, where he was entrusted with topics such as crime, education and the Delhi Jal Board. Manral graduated in mass communications and is always looking for stories that impact lives. … Read more

First uploaded on: 2024-05-03 03:44 IST