The Delhi Police’s Special Cell on Monday sent a notice to Twitter India in connection with the probe into a complaint about the alleged ‘COVID toolkit’, asking it to share information based on which it had classified a related tweet by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra as “manipulated media”, official said.
Police reached Twitter’s Office
The police teams also reached on the Twitter’s office in Lado Sarai in Delhi and Gurugram. “The Delhi Police team went to the Twitter office to serve a notice to Twitter as a part of routine process. This was necessitated as we wanted to ascertain who is the right person to serve a notice, as replies by Twitter India MD have been very ambiguous,” Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said.
BJP has accused this was congress toolkit
The BJP has accused the Congress of creating a ‘toolkit’ that seeks to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the handling of the COVID pandemic. However, the Congress has denied the allegation and claimed that the BJP is propagating a fake ‘toolkit’ to defame it.
Twitter labelled as “manipulated media” on Sambit Patra
Last week, Twitter labelled as “manipulated media” a tweet by Patra on the alleged ‘toolkit’. “It appears that Twitter has some information which is not known to us and on the basis of which they have classified it (Patra’s tweet) as such. This information is relevant to the inquiry. The Special Cell, which is conducting the inquiry, wants to find out the truth. Twitter, which has claimed to know the underlying truth, should clarify,” PRO Biswal said.
The police, however, refused to divulge the contents of the complaint or the identity of the complainant.