Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday directed Director General of Police (DGP) VS Yadav to review cases filed in connection with the Panisagar violence and submit a report, said sources from the Chief Minister’s Office.
The Tripura police had booked over 102 social media users and a team of lawyers and journalist who had allegedly posted rumours on the Panisagar violence.
Among those booked were three lawyers and journalists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) charges. The cases are currently under investigation.
Accordingly, the DGP has directed the Assistant Director General of Police, Crime Branch, to review the cases and submit a report.
“An attempt was made a few days ago to disrupt the law and order situation in the state by posting fake photos and videos of the burning mosques in Tripura on social media. Accordingly, cases were booked for rumour mongering and fake news,” a police officer, on condition of anonymity, said.
The state government had on October 29 alleged that a group with vested interest from outside had hatched a conspiracy against the administration to create unrest in Tripura and malign its image by uploading fake photographs of a burning mosque on social media after the October 26 incident.
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