AGARTALA: A police constable was arrested and subsequently suspended from service on Sunday for spreading fake information on social media about an alleged “divorce suit” filed against Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb by his wife Niti Deb, the police said.
“Constable Jamal Hossain was arrested for sharing fake information on social media. He was later suspended from service by the authority,” a police officer said.
Hossain is the bodyguard of Islam Uddin, a legislator of the Opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
The Tripura Police had on Friday registered a case against Anupam Paul, a social media user, for allegedly spreading fake information about a “divorce suit” filed against Biplab Deb by his wife Niti Deb in a Delhi court.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Arindam Nath said that the police were looking for Paul and a probe was on.Paul, who had earlier worked in the social media wing of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has been previously accused of posting fake messages on different issues on the social media. (IANS)
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