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Jharkhand Congress’s X-handle withheld over Amit Shah’s ‘deepfake’ video case

May 01, 2024 9:24 PM IST

New Delhi (India), May 1 (ANI): The official X-report of the Jharkhand Congress was withheld on Wednesday after a ‘deepfake distorted video’ of Union Home Minister Amit Shah was posted on social media.
“X has withheld the report of the Jharkhand Congress in response to a legal request,” the social media authorities said.
Earlier, the Special Cell of Delhi Police has issued notice to Jharkhand Congress President Rajesh Thakur under Section 91 of the CrPC, asking him to make a presentation at the cell’s office on May 2 in connection with Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s doctored video circulating on social media.
In a letter dated April 29, Inspector Naresh Malik Special Cell said, “This is to declare that the above matter is being investigated by the undersigned. For the purpose of investigation, you are hereby requested through this notice to furnish the following: said details/documents/electronic gadgets to the undersigned and join the investigation on May 2, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Room No. 302, 3rd Floor, IFSO Office Special Cell Delhi Police.
Delhi Police on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy’s response in connection with Amit Shah’s fake video case.
Earlier in the day, a reply was filed by CM Telangana through his counsel. Speaking to ANI, lawyer Soumya Gupta said that she had received a notice under CrPC 91 asking from which source the video had come.
According to Delhi Police sources, the probe is not satisfied with CM Telangana’s response.
Meanwhile, Assam Police on Monday arrested Reetom Singh, the first person arrested in connection with the ‘tampered’ video case. It is said that the video clip was shared by several Congress leaders.
Earlier, the BJP’s Telangana unit filed a complaint against CM and Congress state chief Revanth Reddy at the cybercrime police station, accusing the party of fabricating and altering Amit Shah’s speech.
The complaint stated that the Telangana Congress Pradesh Congress Party posted a ‘distorted’ and ‘fabricated’ video of Amit Shah on its official X-handle.
Addressing a public meeting in Congress-ruled Telangana, Shah said: “If the BJP forms the government here, we will withdraw the unconstitutional reservations against Muslims here. We will ensure that the SCs, STs and OBCs get quota as guaranteed under the Constitution.” (ANI)