Madhya Pradesh police have initiated a probe on BJP’s complaint against former CM of Madhya Pradesh Digvijay Singh for sharing a video of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on his twitter handle. As per the reports, Singh shared an edited version of an old video of Chouhan in connection to a statement made on liquor consumption. The case has been filed under sections 465, 501 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal Crime Branch registers FIR against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, under multiple sections of IPC, in connection with an alleged fake video regarding CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan shared by him on social media. BJP had filed a complaint against him. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/MT3QNoaUyE— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2020
Irshad Wali, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Bhopal, said, “The matter of editing an old video of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and circulating it on social media with the aim of spoiling his image has been taken seriously. The case is being investigated by registering an FIR under the Cyber Act.”
BJP delegation filed complaint
Former minister Umashankar Gupta headed the BJP delegation that submitted a memorandum to the crime branch of Bhopal Police. The complaint mentioned that Chouhan had given a statement against the liquor policy of the Kamal Nath government on 12th January 2020. What Singh shared is only an out-of-context 9-second part of the original 2.19-minute video. They demanded strict action against the Congress leader and his associates for conspiring to defame Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
काँग्रेस नेता दिग्विजय सिंह द्वारा क़ुरचित वीडियो के माध्यम से जनता को भ्रमित करने का प्रयास किया गया। भाजपा के वरिष्ठ नेताओं ने उनके खिलाफ FIR दर्ज करने हेतु एमपी नगर क्राइम ब्राँच में शिकायत दर्ज की। pic.twitter.com/YEfEdq7hqM— BJP MadhyaPradesh (@BJP4MP) June 14, 2020
BJP MLA shared original video
BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma shared the original video on his twitter handle and the deleted tweet of Digvijay Singh. Congress has not issued any official statement in this case.
.@digvijaya_28 जी @OfficeOfKNath जी को दुनिया के सामने जलील करने में आपको इतना मज़ा क्यों आता है ?— रामेश्वर शर्मा (@rameshwar4111) June 14, 2020
बार बार आप कुछ ऐसा क्यों कर रहे हो जिससे जनता को मालूम चले की पुर्वर्ती कमलनाथ सरकार ने प्रदेश को कैसे कैसे लूटा 🤔@ChouhanShivraj @OfficeofSSC @vdsharmabjp @SuhasBhagatBJP pic.twitter.com/Ops9jSIEa8
ट्वीट हटा देने से कुछ नही होता राजा साहब हर पाप का हिसाब होगा । @ChouhanShivraj @vdsharmabjp @SuhasBhagatBJP @LokendraParasar @digvijaya_28 @rajneesh4n @sharadjmi @anilscribe @SINGH_SANDEEP_ pic.twitter.com/15hQkqiEtS— रामेश्वर शर्मा (@rameshwar4111) June 14, 2020
Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra has stated that the concerned officials have been directed to take strict action against the persons who have twisted the CM’s statement on the liquor mafia active in the state and had shared a misleading video to malign the image of the sitting CM.
Digvijay Singh had deleted the video. Today, while speaking to media he avoided answering questions over the edited video he had shared. Instead, he stated that some tribals had accused the Shivraj government of duping them of money and added that he is planning to sit on a dharna over the issue. He added that he had not edited the video and the police should probe the person who had edited the video.