The Tripura Police have invoked the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against 102 Twitter accounts for allegedly spreading distorted and objectionable content about the recent violence in the state, reported the Hindustan Times.
Tripura Police’s Public Relation Officer Jyotishman Das Choudhary said that they have been trying to trace the people who used these the accounts. “The case which was earlier investigated by police is now transferred to the Crime Branch division of Tripura police,” he added.
Earlier, the police had written to Twitter, asking it to suspend these accounts that allegedly spread such content. At that time, the police had filed cases against 68 accounts.
In its letter to Twitter, the police said that some posts and news items on these handles contained photographs or videos of some other incident and fabricated statements or commentary. “The posts have potential to flare up communal tension in Tripura State between people [of] different religious Communities, which may result into communal riots,” the letter stated.
The Tripura Police have sought user registration details of the Twitter accounts, their browsing log details, IP addresses used to log in to the accounts and mobile numbers linked to the accounts.
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