Case Filed Against Ex-IAS Officer For Spreading Misinformation: UP Police

Police stated the case in opposition to the officer was lodged on Could 13 (Representational)

Unnao:

A former IAS officer has been booked for allegedly spreading misinformation by tweeting a seven-year-old {photograph} of lifeless our bodies floating within the Ganga in Unnao and claiming them to be latest ones noticed within the river in Ballia, police stated on Saturday.

In an FIR lodged on the Unnao Kotwali police station, the 1982-batch, UP-cadre officer Surya Pratap Singh has additionally been accused of claiming on social media that 67 bodes have been buried on the Unnao riverbank utilizing JCB and with out performing any final rites.

Kotwali police station’s SHO Dinesh Chandra Mishra stated the case in opposition to Singh was lodged on Could 13 on complaints by a number of metropolis residents.

The previous outspoken officer had been booked on Could 13 after he tweeted the image of floating our bodies and wrote in Hindi, “Tairati laashon aur ukharhtee saanso kaa UP mannequin (The UP mannequin of floating our bodies and gasping breaths).”

SHO Mishra stated the case in opposition to Singh has been booked beneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Info Expertise Act, the Catastrophe Administration Act and the UP Public Well being and Epidemic Illnesses Management Ordinance, 2020.

Quoting from the FIR lodged in opposition to the previous IAS officer, Mishra stated the case in opposition to Singh was registered on the criticism by varied Unnao residents.

He stated the residents additionally accused Singh of falsely claiming on social media that 67 our bodies have been buried on the riverbank utilizing JCB and with out performing their final rites, in an insult to the Hindu faith.

The SHO stated the folks additionally accused the previous IAS officer of observing on social media that it was the Yogi mannequin of the governance in Uttar Pradesh the place the dwelling ones fail to get the remedy and the lifeless ones their final rites.

“Because of this tweet, the ambiance of the district grew to become tense. Within the probe, the tweet was discovered to be deceptive with previous photos of Unnao linked to Ballia,” Mishra stated.

Concerning the authenticity of the floating our bodies tweeted by Singh, Mishra stated on being contacted, the Social Media Cell of the Unnao Police discovered that the {photograph} tweeted by Singh dated again to January 13, 2014, during which round 100 our bodies have been seen floating on the Ganga in Unnao’s Pariyar Ghat.

Mishra stated the IAS officer, by tweeting an previous image of lifeless our bodies floating within the Ganga in Unnao and claiming them to be these noticed in Ballia, has intentionally created a sense of animosity amongst folks belonging to totally different religions.

Reacting to the registration of the prison case in opposition to him, Singh, in a recent tweet requested, “Have been no our bodies floating in Unnao? Will the reality change after registering a case in opposition to me?”

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