Assam Police makes first arrest in Amit Shah doctored video case; CM

The arrested person, 31-year-old Reetom Singh, is associated with the Assam Congress and functions as the party's 'War Room Coordinator', according to his X profile.

GUWAHATI: One person was arrested on Monday for allegedly sharing a ‘fake video’ of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday. The arrested person is  31-year-old Reetom Singh, .

“Assam police have arrested an individual named Sri Reetam Singh in connection with the fake video involving Honorable Home Minister Sri @AmitShah,” Sarma said in a post on X.

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The Guwahati resident’s arrest was made on a day when Shah is in the state capital to campaign for BJP candidate for Guwahati Lok Sabha seat—Bijuli Kalita Medhi.

Later the Assam Police said in a release. “Based on the complaint regarding circulation of a distorted and motivated Tweet on the Union Home Minister, a case vide Panbazar ps case no. 93/24 u/s 153A/171G/505(1)(b) IPC r/w sec 66F IT Act was registered and during investigation one Reetam Singh (31 y) S/o Balwant Singh R/o Flat no: 3B, Prokash Enclave, House number 9, Harbala Path, Ulubari has been arrested today (29.04.24) and 2 mobile phones and 1 personal Laptop have been seized from his possession,” .

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The police action followed the complaints registered by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the BJP over the tampered video of Amit Shah circulating on social media and allegedly being shared by the Congress leaders. The Delhi Police Special Cell registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant provisions of the IT Act.

​According to the complaint filed by Sinku Sharan Singh, DC, Indian Cybercrime Coordination Centre (I4C), some doctored videos are being circulated on social media with “the intent of creating disharmony among communities which is likely to affect public tranquility and public order.”

According to the complainant, links from which the videos were shared were also attached for further action.


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