November 19, 2020 8:16:12 am
Police in Fatehpur district have registered an FIR in opposition to journalists for allegedly spreading faux information on Twitter in regards to the alleged rape of two Dalit women.
The FIR, lodged at Asothar police station within the district, has named “journalists of Bharat Samachar”—a TV information channel — and a contract journalist, recognized as Dhara Singh Yadav.
In line with Circle Officer (Thariaon) AnilKumar, the our bodies of two Dalit sisters — aged 8 and 11 — have been present in a pon on Monday. “The pond is deep. Whereas making an attempt to pluck water chestnuts, the ladies drowned. Then some journalists began spreading faux information that they have been raped and murdered… I will likely be a part of our investigation on what number of journalists have been concerned in spreading the faux information,” mentioned Kumar.
The criticism filed by Asothar Station Officer Ranjeet Bahadur Singh, primarily based on which the FIR was registered, acknowledged: ” was on patrol obligation at Chichnivillage and Bala Bala city once I got here to gentle that Bharat Samachar’s journalists andDhar Singh Yadav, a journalist, have been spreading faux information on Twitter in regards to the loss of life of twogirls within the space underneath the police station. The women had died whereas making an attempt to pluck water chestnut from the pond, whereas these journalists have been spreading faux information to create animosity between the Dalit and different communities. The journalists have been spreading baseless information on Twitter that the ladies’ our bodies have been thrown within the pond with their arms and leg tied, and so they have been raped and their eyes taken out. This led to chaos amongst folks and pose a hindrance in authorities work.
“This type of faux information being shared on Twitter is resulting in enmity between teams and the Dalit group,” it added.
The FIR has been lodged underneath IPC sections153-A (selling enmity between completely different teams),353 (assault or legal power to discourage public servant from the discharge of his obligation) and Part 7 of the Legal Regulation Modification Act. Part 67 of the data Expertise Act has additionally been invoked in opposition to the accused.
Circle Officer Kumar mentioned that within the autopsy report of the 2 women, rape has not been talked about “Neither any harm to their eyes has been acknowledged within the report. The reason for loss of life within the postmortem report has been loss of life as a result of drowning.A particular crew with a watch specialist and feminine medical doctors was additionally constituted to conduct the postmortem,” Kumar added
📣 The Indian Categorical is now on Telegram. Click on here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines