Dispur Police arrested four persons for bid to 'malign' Minister's image
Dispur Police has arrested the editor-in-chief of a local web portal along with three others on charges of tarnishing the image of a Minister of the State.
GUWAHATI: Dispur Police has arrested the editor-in-chief of a local web portal along with three others on charges of tarnishing the image of a Minister of the State.
According to police sources, the web portal published a malicious news item tarnishing the image of the Minister along with his daughter by posting a photograph. In the photograph, the Minister was seen "cozying up" to a girl, who was later confirmed to be his daughter.
The news item which went viral on the social media was highly condemned.
A case (612/2021 u/s 120 (B)/294 (a)/ 211/500/506/509 IPC r/w 14/15/21/23 of POCSO Act and section 67/67 (b) (a) (b) (d) of IT Act) was registered on Tuesday based on the FIR lodged by the Minister's wife at Dispur Police Station.
The accused include the editor in chief of Pratibimba Live Taufiquddin Ahmad and news editor Asiq Iqbal Ahmed.
Reacting to it ADGP (L&O) GP Singh twitted, "I take strong exception to people maligning father-daughter bond. Society needs to wake up to such basal thought process amongst a section of people, perhaps for material gains."
The accused were produced before the Court on Wednesday and sent to five-day police custody.
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