Tripura: FIR filed against man for allegedly spreading rumours of chief minister’s divorce
The Tripura Police said on Friday that they have filed a first information report against a person identified as Anupam Paul for allegedly running a fake campaign on social media that Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s wife Niti has filed for divorce.
“A case was lodged under charges of defamation, and criminal conspiracy. He is not arrested yet,” Subrata Chakrabarty, the officer in charge of the West Agartala police station, said according to the The police have not yet arrested Paul.
Tripura Deputy Inspector General of Police Arindam Nath told that Paul was not present at his home when the police arrived there.
Niti Deb denied the rumour of her divorce in an angry post on Facebook. “Rumors have no mouth, only dirty, filthy and sick minds generate for cheap publicity and mileage, and importantly when paid high for spreading such dirty rumors to gain political advantage against influential people,” she wrote. Niti Deb said the people who spread rumours of her divorce used “fake evidence, fake stories and pics”. She also asked people to boycott those who spread rumours.