Tripura Police arrested a man from New Delhi on charges of uploading ‘fake news’ on social media about Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb’s personal life.
The Crime Branch of Tripura Police arrested Anupam Paul from New Delhi on June 12. The accused had been on the run since April 26 this year.
The accused was produced before a Delhi court on Thursday seeking transit remand for interrogation and investigation.
Court granted the plea of Tripura Police for transit remand of the accused.
Tripura police filed FIR against the accused forgery, cheating and conspiracy after the April 25 Facebook post went viral on social media.
Earlier, the Tripura Police had arrested a journalist, Saikat Talapatra, in connection with a similar post on Facebook.
The person, Anupam Paul had allegedly posted a fake news on Facebook that Debs wife Niti had filed a divorce suit at the Tees Hazari court in Delhi. It went viral in the social media on Thursday.
Denying any divorce suit, Niti Deb wrote on Facebook “Rumors have no mouth , only dirty, filthy and sick minds generate for cheap publicity and mileage ,, and importantly when paid high for spreading such dirty rumors to gain political advantage against influential people ... otherwise who will follow these culprits..”
She alleged that the post was aimed at ‘tarnishing’ her image and urged people to ‘boycott’ rumour mongers if they loved her and had faith on her.
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