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Congress Toolkit: Delhi cops visit Twitter offices in Delhi, Gurgaon

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Delhi Police on Monday visited the offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurugram in connection with the toolkit case. The development comes after BJP leader Sambit Patra’s tweet on the alleged Congress toolkit was marked as manipulated media by Twitter.

The Delhi police went to Twitter offices in south Delhi and Gurgaon to serve notice in person to the company. The cops said the step was needed as the company’s earlier reply to its notice was not clear.

The cops called the visit routine. In Delhi, the office of the company was shut.

What is the Congress toolkit on Twitter case?

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and several other BJP leaders had on May 18 tweeted what he called a “Congress toolkit” to discredit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handling of COVID.

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Congress wrote to Twitter saying the toolkit was fake and forged letterheads were used in the screenshots in circulation. It then filed an FIR against several BJP leaders.

Later Twitter marked Patra’s tweet as “manipulated media” following which the Centre wrote to the company asking it to remove the tag as the toolkit was still under investigation.

The Delhi Police Special Cell has also asked Twitter to explain the rationale and share all the information that led it to describe the toolkit as manipulated media.

Earlier Raipur police summoned former Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh and BJP leader Sambit Patra in the fake toolkit case. The summoning came after Congress leaders filed an FIR against the two for allegedly spreading fake news and promoting enmity between classes in the toolkit row.

BJP leaders staged a dharna outside Raipur’s Civil Lines police station with leaders led by Singh carrying posters that read, ‘if apprising about your anti-national schemes is a crime, we will commit it a thousand times’.

 

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