Kolkata Police on Saturday arrested one person in connection with posting a fake photo from a Bhojpuri film by passing it off as an act of brutality being committed on Hindu women in Bengal.
A tweet by Kolkata Police said, “One rumour-monger arrested by KP for morphing Bhojpuri film scene to spread hate. Rumour-mongers won’t be spared. Peace first.”
One rumour-monger arrested by KP for morphing Bhojpuri film scene to spread hate. Rumour-mongers won't be spared. Peace first.
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) July 8, 2017
In a separate tweet, the cops also warned citizens of being vigilant about fake news being distributed to stir communal tension in parts of Bengal.
It warned people not to get provoked by fake news.
A senior functionary of Haryana BJP, Vijeta Malik, had posted a photo of a woman, whose sari was being pulled by a man as a group of people looked on.
In her Facebook post, now deleted, Malik had said, “The situation in Bengal so bad that it has become an issue of huge concern. Why are Hindus being singled out for ill-treatment and they are being publicly humiliated. Nobody is speaking about it neither are there any return of awards.”
Her social media account said that she was ‘a Haryana State Executive Member of BJP and a sewika in RSS.’
As it emerged, the photo was a still from a Bhojpuri film Aurat Khilona Nahi, starring BJP MP and Delhi President Manoj Tiwari.