Agartala: The Tripura police on Friday booked a man for posting a fake post on Facebook claiming that Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb’s wife Niti Deb had filed a divorce suit against him in a Delhi court.
The post contained a document, which was actually filed by some other man in Tis Hazari court in New Delhi and has no connection with the CM or his wife. It went viral soon after it was uploaded on Thursday.
On Friday afternoon, Niti wrote took to her Facebook account to deny the allegations and claims made by some media houses and individuals.
In the post, Niti wrote, “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 influencial people…otherwise who will follow these culprits… [sic]”
She also appealed people to ‘boycott’ rumour mongers if they loved her and had faith on her. Terming herself ‘boudi’ (sister-in-law), daughter-in-law, mother and sister of Tripura, Niti claimed on her post that the rumour was done to ‘tarnish’ her image.
Niti is serving in a managerial position at the State Bank of India (SBI) in New Delhi. The couple has two kids – a son and a daughter, both of whom are school students.
Advocate Ashwani Jha, whose name was mentioned in the document which went viral, said that it was about a divorce suit filed by a man residing in Delhi with the Tis Hazari court in Delhi and has nothing to do with the Tripura chief minister.
“Any report based on it is fake news,” he said.
Talking to EastMojo, deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Arindam Nath said that an FIR was lodged at the West Agartala police station, accusing Anupam Paul of forgery, defamation and criminal conspiracy.
“We have registered the FIR. The accused has not been arrested till now. He was not present at his home when the police searched for him there,” the DIG added.
Earlier in 2018, Paul was booked for reportedly calling former chief minister Manik Sarkar a ‘thief’ and ‘beggar’ on social media.
CM Deb, who is currently in West Bengal for a poll campaign, was unavailable to comment on the issue.