24-yr-old, With 10,000 Followers on Twitter, Arrested for Spreading Rumours about Riots in West Delhi

Security personnel patrol a violence-affected area of Northeast Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Security body of workers patrol a violence-affected space of Northeast Delhi. (Image: PTI)

The guy’s cell phone has been recovered and the alleged social media publish has been showed to were posted from his profile, mentioned police on Monday.

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  • Last Updated: March 3, 2020, 8:15 AM IST

New Delhi: A 24-year-old guy was once arrested for allegedly spreading rumours about communal riots in West Delhi’s Nihal Vihar space, police mentioned on Monday.

The accused has been recognized as Abhishek Shukla, they mentioned.

“The Cyber Crime Cell of Delhi Police arrested Shukla for spreading rumours about riots in Nihal Vihar. He has over 10,000 fans on social media, and was once the usage of that exact platform to unfold rumours,” a senior police officer mentioned.

His cell phone has been recovered and the alleged social media publish has been showed to were posted from his profile, they added.