The Delhi Police has registered 4 FIRs towards social media accounts “inciting” violence within the title of farmers’ protests. The cybercrime unit has despatched requests for the elimination of the “offensive” and “illegal” posts. One particular person has been arrested from Rajasthan’s Churu for posting an outdated video carrying the fake information of resignation by 200 police personnel, police mentioned.
It mentioned that a number of different accused individuals indulging in such actions have been recognized and efforts had been underway to make their arrests. In the meantime, 4 folks have been despatched notices to affix the investigation.
The Delhi Police mentioned the accounts/handles that had been posting fake, offensive and provocative content material have been escalated to the involved OTT platforms for getting their Fundamental Subscriber Info and elimination.
The motion comes after a number of deceptive claims surfaced. One claimed police firing towards the protesters whereas one other mentioned that about 200 police personnel had resigned in help of farmers’ protest.
Previous photos and movies of regulation and order motion, unrelated to the present state of affairs within the nationwide capital, are being peddled to generate resentment towards the administration, the police mentioned.
Additional, it mentioned that public security measures equivalent to barricading and preventive steps equivalent to restrictions on 4G web in affected hotspots are being projected as preparation for large-scale crackdown.
The Delhi Police mentioned that the “malicious social media propaganda” undertaken by the “vested pursuits” was primarily geared toward “regaining help after the general public backlash precipitated as a result of unprovoked violence perpetrated by the tractor rally protesters at ITO, Pink Fort and different locations, during which greater than 500 police personnel received injured.”
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