Param Bir Singh, the Mumbai Police Commissioner has asked the cyber cell to investigate the matter, and register cases under the Information Technology (IT) Act, Hindustan Times reported.
On June 14, over 80,000 fake accounts were created on various social media platforms to discredit the Mumbai Police and Maharashtra government over the investigation into the death of 34-year-old Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Param Bir Singh, the Mumbai Police Commissioner has asked the cyber cell to investigate the matter, and register cases under the Information Technology (IT) Act, Hindustan Times reported.
The cyber unit of Mumbai police has submitted a report citing that posts were uploaded on social media platforms from different countries like Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Romania and France. “We identified the posts in foreign languages because of the hashtags used like #justiceforsushant #sushantsinghrajput and #SSR, and are in the process of verifying more accounts,” the senior police officer said.
“The campaign was run against Mumbai Police to demoralise us at a time when 84 personnel had died due to the pandemic and over 6,000 were infected with Covid-19. This was a motivated campaign with a vested interest to malign the image of Mumbai Police and derail our line of investigation. Multiple fake accounts on social media were created to target Mumbai Police in abusive tones. Our cyber cell is conducting a thorough investigation into this matter and all those found violating the law will be prosecuted under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act,” Singh told Hindustan Times on Monday.
After the team of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) doctors ruled out the possibility of murder in the case, Singh said, “We had investigated this case very professionally. The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) had set up a panel of AIIMS doctors who have justified our investigation, the findings of Cooper Hospital and the forensic laboratory. Except for a few people, nobody else was aware of our investigation, but still, many have criticised it.”
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