NRI Video Blogger Charged for Posting Fake Clip Conversation Between Rajnath Singh, Amith ShahMarch 06, 2019 16:23
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The New Delhi Police has filed a case against a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) video blogger in connection with a video featuring a fake, edited and doctored audio clip of a conversation between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah, police said Tuesday.
NRI Avi Dandiya posted the doctored audio clip on social media with an intention to generate mistrust among the citizens against the defense forces and the top executives and defame them, they added.
However, the audio clip was later removed from social media.
In the video, it could be heard that three people discussing a plot for the terror attack which claimed the lives of 44 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on February 14.
"He presented an audio clip of a fake conversation between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president Amit Shah to support his claim. An unidentified woman was also heard in the clip. The audio clip was edited to make it seem like the politicians were 'hatching' a conspiracy to arouse nationalistic sentiments through the deaths of Indian soldiers," said a senior police official.
In the course investigation, it was revealed that the audio clip presented by Dandiya was fake and produced by picking up different portions of old interviews given by the BJP leaders, the official said, adding that further investigation is afoot.