Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh Police has registered an FIR in opposition to over eight Twitter accounts for allegedly propagating faux information in reference to the loss of life of two dalit ladies in Unnao final week.
One of many twitter handles is led by senior journalist Barkha Dutt, ‘Mojo Story’. The famend journalist has termed the FIR a case of brazen “harassment and bullying”.
The FIR was registered in Unnao’s Sadar Kotwali police station on Sunday (February 21). The criticism included seven extra Twitter accounts, specifically Janjagran Dwell, Aazad Samaj Celebration spokesperson Suraj Kumar Boudh, Nilim Dutta, Vijay Ambedkar, Abhay Kumar Azad, Rahul Diwakar and Nawab Satpal Tanwar.
“The criticism accused these accounts of allegedly propagating “faux and deceptive information” relating to the horrific incident,” mentioned Vinod Kumar Pandey, Assistant Superintendent of Police on Monday.
In the meantime, reacting to the FIR, Barkha Dutt mentioned, “We have adopted journalistic rules by reporting all sides of an evolving story. To make use of IPC sections which might be punishable with jail is pure intimidation. I’m very able to struggle it and face it in courtroom.”
On FIR in opposition to us for reporting Unnao murders- We have adopted journalistic rules by reporting all sides of an evolving story. To make use of IPC sections which might be punishable with jail is pure intimidation. I’m very able to struggle it and face it in courtroom. Assertion @themojostory
– barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 21, 2021
The famend journalist additional alleged that the Unnao Police has refused to even present them with a duplicate of the FIR with out which they can’t enchantment for judicial intervention.
“Much more suspicious is how Unnao Police has clubbed us with a bunch of politicians,” she added.
The incident befell on Wednesday (February 17) night time when three Dalit daughters, aged 16, 15 and 14, have been discovered delirious within the fields of Unnao. Reportedly, the women had left house to carry fodder for cattle on Wednesday night time. The
Native residents had rushed them to a hospital the place two of them have been declared introduced lifeless. The third woman is presently present process remedy at a hospital in Kanpur, police mentioned.
The Unnao Police has held two individuals on this connection, accusing them of homicide over one-sided love.
Earlier, on Saturday, Congress chief Udit Raj was booked for alleging propagating faux information in a tweet that the youngsters have been raped and their our bodies cremated in opposition to the need of their household.