Tripura Police invoke UAPA against 102 Twitter accounts

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 06, 2021 4:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
The Tripura Police have invoked the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against 102 Twitter accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation about the violence that took place at Panisagar in North Tripura in October.

"The Tripura Police have taken up a case against a total of 102 Twitter accounts under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for spreading fake and distorted information related to the recent violence that took place at Panisagar North Tripura," said Jyotishman Das Choudhary, Public Relation Officer of the Tripura Police.

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He said, "The case which was earlier investigated by the police is now transferred to the crime branch division of the Tripura Police. The police have been trying to trace the handlers of the accounts."

Earlier this month, six persons were arrested by the state police in connection with various incidents of communal violence and several persons were booked for spreading rumours to create hatred between two religious groups in the state.

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Tripura IG, Law and Order, in-charge Saurabh Tripathi had last month said fake photos and videos were being widely circulated on social media depicting the violence at Panisagar in Tripura, adding that these were being spread by some "anti-national" and "disturbing" elements.

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He said, "No fire incident took place at any mosque in Tripura. The police have registered specific complaints and started probing on whatever had happened. And, regarding the malicious campaign in social media, cases were also registered".

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