Uttar Pradesh Police has registered a criminal case on 8 people for tweeting in the case of poisoning three minor girls in Unnao. Among those who have lodged an FIR, there are two media houses and six private people. The police allege that through these tweets, an attempt has been made to incite the public by spreading rumors. In the FIR of the police, it is alleged that in the case of poisoning the three girls of Unnao, deliberately false news was spread. In the two media institutions where the case has taken place, the digital media venture of journalist Barkha Dutt is also “The Mojo Story”. VN Pandey, Additional SP of Unnao said, “This FIR is about trying to spread IPC 153 ie nuisance and IT of 66, ie spreading hate against propaganda through digital media.”
Byte given by Additional Superintendent of Police, Unnao, in the context of acting against those who incite public sentiments by spreading malicious, beyond facts, misleading and rumor-ridden information @Uppolicepic.twitter.com/UMgyi8DJif
– UNNAO POLICE (@unnaopolice) February 21, 2021
There are different allegations on the tweets of the people involved in the FIR. It is written in the FIR – Neelima Dutt tweeted: “The people of the house were picked up and taken to the police. Serious allegations were made by the housemates on Pulitas. “Mojostory tweeted:” Unnan police wants the last rites at night. Family protest. “Janajagaran tweeted:” Son is on the way and Yogi police buried both daughters. “Suraj Kumar Buddhist tweeted:” Police is forcibly taking the victim’s father So that forcibly burnt corpses in the middle of the night. “Vijay Ambedkar tweeted -” After Hathras, three Dalit daughters were fed poison after rape. ” On the FIR on our report in the scandal: We followed the rules of journalism by keeping everyone’s side. Implementing IPC cases which carry a jail sentence is a threat. I am ready to face it in court.
Additional Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar Pandey said that in the case of the incident in Baburaha village, eight such Twitter accounts have been identified, through which false and misleading information was spread in this case. He told that a case has been registered against all these Twitter accounts and their users on the Tahrir of the Inspector in-charge at Sadar Kotwali. He said that the Twitter accounts against which FIRs have been filed include Twitter accounts named Neelima Dutta, Mojo Story, Janajagaran Live, Suraj Kumar Boudh, Vijay Ambedkar UP, Abhay Kumar Azad 97 and Rahul Diwakar, Nawab Satpal Tanwar, Bhim Army Chief Huh.
Earlier, the police of Unnao district had lodged an FIR against former MP and Congress leader Udit Raj on Twitter for allegedly posting ‘misleading and rumor-ridden’ posts in the case of death of Dalit girls in Baburaha under suspicious circumstances. This is not the first case of this kind, just last month, the UP police spread misleading news on “The Wire” editor Siddharth Varadarajan, journalists Mrinal Pandey and Rajdeep Sardesai, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, to create dissatisfaction and treason. Had filed a case in
Significantly, in the village of Baburaha, on the evening of 17 February, three Dalit teenagers were taken to hospital for treatment after being found in a suspicious condition in a field. Two girls were declared dead by doctors, while one girl was taken to Unnao hospital in critical condition and later referred to Kanpur. (Input from language also)