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FIR lodged against Muslim Mirror portal for posting video on Shahpur Clash

FIR lodged against Muslim Mirror portal for posting video on Shahpur Clash

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Ahmedabad: The city cyber cell on Tuesday registered an FIR against Muslim Mirror – an online media portal for allegedly trying to create enmity between communities. A video, in which plainclothes persons are walking on the street with sticks in their hands, was posted on the portal twitter handle with a caption ‘armed #BJP #RSS activists with police in Shahpur’ on May 9.

According to the police, a day after the Shahpur stone-pelting incident in which five police personnel were injured, MuslimMirror twitter handle posted the video with twisted description, reported the AhmedabadMirror.

The video shows purportedly police personnel and men in plain clothes are marching in the lanes of Shahpur. However, according to police, the men in plain clothes showed in the video belong to Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) team of Ahmedabad police, reports the Indian Express.

25 people were charged with attempt to murder after a clash between local residents and police team that resulted in stone pelting injuring 5 policemen including Shahpur police station incharge R K Amin. The accused were then picked up by the additional force. Later, senior police officials also rushed to the spot and a flag march was conducted.

The cyber cell has booked the case against the twitter handle under Indian Penal Code sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riots) and 505 (1) B (whoever makes, publishes or circulates any statement, rumour or report with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public.), the FIR states.

“We are currently accessing all technical details of the tweet as well as the Twitter handle and further investigation is on”, Cybercrime PI S D Kalat said.

Syed Zubair Ahmed, editor-in-chief MuslimMirror while talking to The Shahab said, “The videos was received through WhatsApp and after due verification we have uploaded it on our handle. The police if marching must be in uniform or else how a normal person can identify them?”

Earlier, several media sections reported that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS activists holding lathis in their hand were standing on a highway in Telangana checking the identity of commuters.

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