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Revanth Reddy’s lawyer denies doctored video of Amit Shah’s speech; J’khand Cong chief summoned

Telangana Chief Minister A. Revanth Reddy’s lawyer appeared before the Delhi Police on Wednesday and alleged that the Congress leader had nothing to do with making or posting the doctored video of Amit Shah’s speech.

Reddy, who was summoned by police here for allegedly posting the video on for questioning the BJP. on his stand on reservations.

Police sources said they are close to identifying the creator of the deepfake video, but before contacting the suspect, they need to verify whether others uploaded or forwarded the video.

Notices have also been issued to another five people from different opposition parties for allegedly sharing the video.

Jharkhand Congress president Rajesh Thakur was also summoned by the Delhi Police on May 2 in connection with the probe, a party spokesperson said on Wednesday.

”I received the message from Delhi Police on Tuesday. But it is beyond my understanding why the notice was served on me. This is nothing but anarchy,” Thakur said.

Reddy’s lawyer appeared before the Delhi Police on Wednesday after summons were issued against Telangana Congress chief Reddy and four members of the Pradesh Congress Committee for allegedly posting the video on X.

They were asked to participate in the study at 10:30 am on Wednesday.

”Police are still waiting for the response from those who were called today. A dozen more people are expected to show up in the coming days. Some people from Uttar Pradesh are expected to be questioned on Thursday,” said another police source.

Reddy’s lawyer, in response to Delhi Police, said his client “does not operate the He also said that the notice issued by Delhi Police “seems to be misdirected” and requested them to withdraw the notice immediately.

”Your attribution that ‘video was tweeted/retweeted by you on your X/Twitter account’ is premeditated and incorrect. It is categorically stated that my client had nothing to do with the creation, uploading or tweeting/retweeting of the alleged video,” the lawyer read.

The lawyer said Reddy’s Twitter handle is @revanth anumula and “no tweet or retweet of the alleged video” has been made from his account.

”Furthermore, the official address of the Chief Minister of Telangana is at X Telangana CMO. It is stated that in view of the above facts, your Notice appears to be misdirected and based on incorrect information and you are therefore requested to immediately withdraw the captioned Notice,” it added.

Addressing an election rally in Nizamabad, Hyderabad’s Lok Sabha constituency, Reddy said a case has been registered against him in Delhi based on the Union Home Ministry’s complaint.

”I have questioned the BJP. When I did that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah resorted to a vindictive attitude and filed a case against me in Delhi,” he said.

The summons were issued to Reddy and four Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) members — Shiva Kumar Ambala, Asma Tasleem, Satish Manne and Naveen Pettem — under Sections 91 and 160 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

According to police sources, if a person is served notice under Section 160/91 of the CrPC, he can physically appear before the international organization or send a legal representative.

Reacting to the case filed against him, Reddy said, ”You (Modi) come to my state and threaten the CM, but the people of Telangana are not too innocent… they will not be afraid… ” ” Khabardar (be careful) PM ji, you may think that you can threaten by coming to Telangana. This is my place. This is my territory. Are you threatening me on my territory?” Delhi Police has not received any response from X regarding reports about the IDs sharing Amit Shah’s doctored video.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police had registered an FIR on Sunday after the Indian Cyber ​​Crime Coordination Center (I4C), which falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), filed a complaint over Shah’s doctored video showing his statements indicated a commitment. to abolish quota for Muslims on religious grounds in Telangana were changed to give the impression that he was advocating the removal of all reservations.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)