A person has been arrested for importing videos on YouTube which have been allegedly spreading fake news in reference to the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying and defaming the Maharashtra authorities and Mumbai Police, an official mentioned on Sunday. The motion was taken by the Mumbai Police’s cyber wing towards the accused, Omar Sarvagnya, after the videos have been discovered to be defamatory and damaging the picture of the state
authorities and the town police, he mentioned.
A case was registered towards him final month beneath Indian Penal Code Sections 505(2) (statements creating or selling enmity, hatred or sick will between courses), 500 (defamation), 501 (printing or engraving matter identified to be defamatory) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress
breach of peace), the police official mentioned.
“We found the videos to be defamatory and damaging the image of the Maharashtra government and Mumbai Police. Following an investigation, we issued summons to him under section 41(A) of the Criminal Procedure Code to appear before the investigating officer,” he mentioned.
The accused was subsequently arrested and later launched on bail, the official mentioned.
Rajput (34) was discovered hanging in his flat in Bandra space right here on June 14 following which the Mumbai Police registered a case of unintentional dying and recorded statements of over 50 individuals.
Various angles surrounding the actor’s dying are at present being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
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