Fake video sharing, Kolkata Police files FIR against Tarek Fatah

Kolkata: The Kolkata Police on Saturday filed an FIR against Pakistani-Canadian journalist and author Tarek Fatah for sharing a fake video on his Twitter handle where he had also slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The post shared by Fatah on Twitter read: “This is not Karachi, Kashmir or Kerala. No, this chant of Islam Zindabad’ is being raised in Kolkata, the capital city of Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal.”

The Kolkata Police promptly reacted to it and replied on its official Twitter handle dubbing the post as a fake one.

“A video clip from Bangladesh is being falsely claimed to be from Kolkata. Legal action initiated,” the Kolkata Police tweeted.

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Asked about the action taken by the city police, Kolkata Police joint commissioner (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma told IANS: “An FIR has been filed against the user of the Twitter handle via which the false post was shared. We are taking legal action.”

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