According to the complaint filed with the Delhi Police, 8 persons including activist lawyer Prashant Bhusan, journalist Chaturvedi, Sanjay Singh – AAP member of parliament have been named
New Delhi: A criminal complaint was filed against a journalist, Aam Aadmi Party leaders and Supreme court lawyer Prashant Bhushan for allegedly spreading wrong information regarding EVM machines.
According to the complaint filed with the Delhi Police, 8 persons including Prashant Bhusan, journalist Chaturvedi, Sanjay Singh – AAP member of parliament have been named. The complainants Anurag Sinha and Prateek Arora, who claim to be social activists, say that an investigation must be done and action should be taken against the persons named in the complaint. The people named in the complaint are – Savita Anand, Prashant Bhushan, Vikas Yogi, Sanjay Singh, Swati Chaturvedi, Shama Mohamed, Suhaib Akram and Irena Akbar.
"In one such incidence, Savita Anand, a well-known face of the Aam Aadmi Party has tweeted a video of a foreign news anchor presenting a story that to win the elections Modi has changed the EVMs of 200 Loksabha constituencies and called upon the public for huge outcry.
"It is pertinent to mention here that the refereed news video belongs to an unauthenticated and suspected web portal (https://tnn.world/) portraying itself as international media against which there are several allegations for spreading such fake news and to cause disharmony in Indian society against the said news agency, one of the leading news agency in India going by the same " India Today" has already identified that this website and the video may be a hoax and need a proper corroboration by the authorities (https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/fact-check-truth-behind-the-viral-video-that-claims-consviracv-bv-bip-to-change-evms-1530991-2019-05-21)," complaint says.
"Apart from this, several Twitter handles and social media accounts (Annexures Enclosed in form of screenshots of those accounts) are also spreading a false narrative by peddling fake news /video portraying as EVMs are being transported in an unauthorized manner to manipulate election results in favour of a particular party.
However, the ECI officials have already clarified that such movements are as per process and in some cases, the videos and photographs circulated are old and not of recent times," complainant said.
The complainant has asked Delhi police cyber cell to book all persons under the relevant provisions of the IPC and the IT Act for spreading such fake news.
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Last Updated May 22, 2019, 7:26 PM IST