An FIR has been filed against senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh for peddling fake news against Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh finds himself in trouble as a complaint has been lodged against him for circulating a fake video.
The video involves the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Moments after the video went viral on social media, BJP leaders filed a complaint.
The Bhopal Crime Branch has registered a case.
Cases have been registered against Singh under sections 465, 501 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
It might be recalled that the CM had warned people not to resort to such peddling of fake news. Despite his warning, the senior Congress leader attempted to spoil and scuttle the MP CM’s reputation, ending up facing legal charges.
As soon as the complaint was filed, Singh understood the gravity of the situation, Singh deleted the video.
Another popular website added that Irshad Wali, deputy inspector general (DIG) of Bhopal, as saying, “The matter of editing an old video of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and circulating it on social media with the aim of spoiling his image has been taken seriously. The case is being investigated by registering an FIR under the Cyber Act.”
When the media tried to elicit response from Singh, it has been reported that he evaded those questions and alleged that Madhya Pradesh government had not done enough for tribals. It was also reported that he said he would sit on a dharna in favour of the tribals.
When news reports last came in, it was further reported that Singh did answer the question on peddling fake news, but reiterated that he had not meddled with the video.
The Madhya Pradesh Congress has suffered a great jolt as it lost the numbers to retain its government. Kamal Nath had to resign as he had to face ignominy as the top court asked him to prove his majority.
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Last Updated Jun 15, 2020, 5:07 PM IST