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Assam Police makes first arrest in Amit Shah doctored video case, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

The action comes after the MHA and BJP lodged a complaint with the police regarding the issue of fake video involving Amit Shah circulating on social media and allegedly being shared by Congress leaders.

Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Guwahati Updated on: April 29, 2024 17:50 IST
Amit Shah, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Amit Shah doctored video case
Image Source : PTI Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Amit Shah doctored video case: A man was arrested by the Assam Police in connection with the fake video involving Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday (April 29). The individual was identified as Reetom Singh, he added.

"Based on the complaint regarding circulation of a distorted and motivated Tweet on the Union Home Minister, a case vide Panbazar ps case no. 93/24 u/s 153A/171G/505(1)(b) IPC r/w sec 66F IT Act was registered and during investigation one Reetam Singh (31 y) S/o Balwant Singh R/o Flat no: 3B, Prokash Enclave, House number 9, Harbala Path, Ulubari has been arrested today (29.04.24) and 2 mobile phones and 1 personal Laptop have been seized from his possession," the Assam Police said in a release.

The police action followed the complaints registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the BJP over the tampered video of Amit Shah circulating on social media and allegedly being shared by the Congress leaders. The Delhi Police Special Cell registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant provisions of the IT Act.

​According to the complaint filed by Sinku Sharan Singh, DC, Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C), some doctored videos are being circulated on social media with "the intent of creating disharmony among communities which is likely to affect public tranquility and public order."

According to the complainant, links from which the videos were shared were also attached for further action.

Delhi Police summons Telangana CM

Delhi Police issued summons to Telangana CM Revanth Reddy in connection with the case and asked him to appear on May 1. Reddy has also been asked to appear with his mobile phone allegedly used for posting the fake video on X, sources said.

The BJP had alleged that a doctored video of Amit Shah was being circulated on social media in which he is heard promising to scrap the reservation for the SC-ST and OBC communities in Telangana. OBC communities.

The complaint also alleged that the doctored video was allegedly shared by the official Telangana Congress' X handle and other handles of the party state units and thereafter, several party leaders reposted it.

A team of the Delhi Police Cyber Cell on Monday left for Telangana to issue notice to social media handles for posting tampered video of Amit Shah in which he could purportedly be heard promising to scrap the reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs.

The Andhra Pradesh unit of the BJP had filed the complaint and urged the Election Commission official in the state to initiate action and block the X account of the Congress. The BJP said in the complaint that the Home Minister’s original speech made at an election rally in Telangana was tampered with to give the impression that Shah spoke against the reservation for the SCs, STs and OBCs.

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