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Delhi police register FIR against several people for spreading ‘hate content’ on social media

Image source: NAVEEN KUMAR JINDAL (TWITTER).

Delhi police are registering the FIR against several people for spreading hate messages on social media.

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  • Delhi Police IFSO unit has registered charges against several people for spreading hate messages
  • This measure was taken in order to fight against lies and misinformation on social networks by the IFSO unit
  • Delhi Police have registered an FIR against several people of different religions

In a bid to tackle lies and misinformation on social media, Delhi Police’s Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operation (IFSO) unit said on Wednesday June 8 that it had registered a case against several people including Naveen Kumar Jindal, under various provisions to spread hateful messages, incite groups and create an atmosphere detrimental to the maintenance of public tranquility.

It comes amid the row over the suspension of BJP leader Nupur Sharma for her alleged controversial religious remarks during a televised debate.

Details of persons named in the FIR:

According to the police, some names included in the FIR are Naveen Kumar Jindal, Shadab Chauhan, Saba Naqvi, Maulana Mufti Nadeem, Abdur Rehman, Gulzar Ansari, Anil Kumar Meena and Pooja Shakun.

“Police have registered an FIR against several individuals of different religions and will investigate their roles on various social media entities in promoting false information with intent to create disorder in cyberspace with ramifications in physical space, thus undermining the social fabric of the country,” an IFSO official said.

The FIR is against several individuals who transcend religions, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO) KPS Malhotra said.

Probe by IFSO box:

The unit will investigate the roles of various social media entities in promoting false and misleading information with the aim of creating unrest in cyberspace and which has ramifications on physical space, thereby undermining the social fabric of the country. , said Malhotra.

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