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Basirhat riot: West Bengal police arrests man for posting fake photo on Facebook

The West Bengal Police On Saturday Arrested A Man In Connection With Spreading Fake Photo Of Violence In Basirhat. The Photo Which He Shared On Social Media Is Reportedly Of A Bhojpuri Film.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vivek Arya | Updated on: 09 Jul 2017, 10:27:19 AM
Basirhat riot: West Bengal police arrests man for posting fake photo on Facebook

New Delhi:

The West Bengal police on Saturday arrested a man in connection with spreading fake photo of violence in Basirhat. The photo which he shared on social media is reportedly of a Bhojpuri film.

The photo aggravated violence in North 24 Parganas district, which led to killing of one man.

The photo which is being circulated on social media belongs to a Bhojpuri film ‘Aurat Khilona Nahin’, which was released in 2014, police said.

The TMC government on Saturday said it would set up a judicial panel to look into the “communal” clashes at Baduria and Basirhat in the North 24 Parganas district following a Facebook post.

She added that the law would take its own course and strict action would be taken against those responsible for the clashes.

Banerjee also said her government would take action against “two national-level television channels” for showing “fake” videos and claiming them to be related to the clashes.

“Video clips of an incident in Comilla, Bangladesh and a Bhojpuri film were being shown as if these incidents had taken place in Bengal,” she said.

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First Published : 09 Jul 2017, 10:18:00 AM

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