Case against news portal: OpIndia in trouble! Case filed against CEO and editor for running fake news - Newztezz Online


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Case against news portal: OpIndia in trouble! Case filed against CEO and editor for running fake news

Case on news portal:
Police in Tamil Nadu have registered a case against the CEO editor of on the complaint of a member of DMK IT wing.

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Police has registered a case against the CEO and editor of web portal OpIndia for "spreading fake news" against migrant labourers. A member of the IT wing of DMK party has registered this case. The Avadi City Police Commissionerate has issued a statement saying that a case has been registered against the portal's CEO Rahul Roshan, editor Nupur Sharma and other employees on the complaint of Suryaprakash, divisional secretary of the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) IT cell.

OpIndia had posted a news on Twitter that is creating fear among migrant workers. Police said that an FIR has been registered in the matter and investigation is underway. Let us tell you that recently Tamil Nadu Police had told the video of North Indian workers being beaten up for speaking Hindi as fake. The Tamil Nadu Police had registered a case against the editor of the news paper Dainik Bhaskar, besides journalist Mohammad Tanveer and BJP spokesperson Prashant Umrao in this matter.

Police formed a special team

They are accused of sharing fake news. The police has also formed a special team to arrest them. On Monday, Bihar Police also issued a statement on this whole matter. Police said that the police have registered a case against four in connection with the untrue, misleading and hysterical videos and posts circulated on social media related to certain violent incidents with the residents of migrant Bihar in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Let us tell you that a team of officials from Bihar had visited Tamil Nadu on Saturday and talked to the representatives of migrant workers, labor contractors and NGOs to know the allegations. Bihar's Rural Development Secretary Balamurugan said on Monday, "We are satisfied with the steps taken by the Tamil Nadu government and the district administration to ensure the safety of the workers and remove fear from their minds."

'Videos were not of the state, action will be taken'

In Bihar, images and fake videos of laborers returning from southern states for Holi being thrashed were being posted on social media with misleading claims of exodus. On this, Tamil Nadu DGP Silendra Babu had said that the videos of the attack being shared on social media were not from the state and warned of action against those spreading rumours.

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