UTTAR PRADESH: Unnao Police registered FIR against 8 Twitter handles for spreading fake news about Unnao poisoning case.

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Unnao Police on Sunday booked eight Twitter accounts for spreading inflammatory fake stories about the case of the poisoning of three Dalit girls. Two of the girls have died while the third one was recuperating in a hospital.

The Twitter handles circulated extremely incendiary fake news that the girls were raped, which was repudiated in the post-mortem report, and that the Unnao Police forcibly performed the last rites of deceased girls without their family’s consent.

The FIR has been registered against ‘The Mojo Story’ ( a news agency run by Barkha Dutt), @NilimDutta (Chairman of Unified People’s Movement), @SurajKrBaudh (Spokesperson Azad Samaj Party), @Rahuldiwkr (Gadge Youth Brigade Leader), @Janjagranlive (News Agency), @AbhayKumarazad9 (Bhim Army member), and @BhimSenaChief (Nawab Satpal Tanwar) under Section 153 of Indian Penal Code and Section 66 of Information Technology Act.

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