Fake Twitter account of Manoj Sinha created to ‘spread rumours’; FIR lodged

Dinesh Manhotra

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 9

Within days after his appointment because the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a faux twitter account was created within the title of Manoj Sinha to create confusion.

Taking severe observe of this act, the cyber cell of J-Ok Police, on Sunday, registered an FIR below in opposition to unknown individuals below the related provision of the regulation to begin an investigation to establish the culprits.

Positing the profile of the faux account of LG, head of the cyber cell Tahir Ashraf tweeted: “This is a Fake Twitter handle in the name of Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha. Cognizance taken, FIR registered.”

Police sources stated a faux account within the title of Manoj Sinha was created inside hours after the announcement of his appointment was made and a few tweets have been additionally posted on this faux account associated to the scenario of Jammu and Kashmir.

“I am told that some Twitter handles impersonating my account are carrying fake news regarding the internet. Please note: I have NOT made any statement, fake handles have been reported for action, we will also be taking action under cyber-laws,” Kansal had tweeted after some faux information from his faux twitter deal with was circulated within the month of April this 12 months.

Interestingly, for the previous two days, individuals have been posting their grievances on this faux twitter deal with hoping that their issues could be instantly reached to the newly appointed LG.

Sources within the police stated: “Announcement of Manoj Sinha’s appointment as Jammu and Kashmir LG was made on August 6 and within hours, a fake twitter account was created in his name to create confusion.”

 “Some anti-social elements have been using fake social media accounts of senior officers just to create confusion and chaos,” a supply within the police stated, including: “Already, a number of such fake accounts have been deactivated.”

Earlier, some anti-social parts had created faux twitter accounts within the title of Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary Planning and spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir authorities.

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