BJP IT cell secretary arrested in West Bengal for allegedly posting ‘fake’ photos on social media

Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has accused BJP leaders of posting fake photos on social media to whip up sentiments.

Written by SWEETY KUMARI | Kolkata | Updated: July 12, 2017 3:24 pm
Tarun Sengupta, the BJP IT cell in charge in Asansol, West Bengal

The Criminal Investigating Department on Wednesday arrested BJP IT cell in-charge Tarun Sengupta from Asansol for allegedly posting fake image and videos on Facebook with an intention to create communal tension. “BJP IT cell secretary of Asansol was arrested from Gitanjali Apartment, Hirapore. He had uploaded a fake video of Muslim police officer beating a Hindu man,” ADG (CID) Rajesh Kumar told The Indian Express. Sengupta has been charged under non bailable section of IPC.

The accused had posted this video on April 17 during Ram Navami celebrations. However, the CID noticed it recently and Sengupta was nabbed. The post had allegedly named two IPS officers from minority community and had claimed that they were deliberately targeting Hindus.

“Is Birbhum a part of Bangladesh or Pakistan? Nishat Parvez SP and ADSP Farhat Abbas ordered the brutal lathicharge and serious thrashing on the peaceful Hanuman Bhakts. Both these Muslim IPS officers were performing their religious duties of destroying the Kafirs and idol worshippers without even thinking of their service. Recently Mumtaz Begum’s Muslim appeasement and empowerment resulted such incident at Birbhum. Birbhum is next Bangladesh,” reads the post allegedly uploaded by Sengupta. Coincidentally, Nishat Parvez is the present DIG operations of CID.

This is the third arrest in Bengal over ‘controversial posts’ on social networking sites. Just a couple of days ago, Kolkata police had registered two cases against BJP leader Nupur Sharma for sharing an image of Gujarat riots and using the photograph to protest the recent Basirhat violence. According to police sources, they will take strict action against anyone who tries to use social networking site to create law and order problem in State.

“Is law only for BJP? He had posted something in April and now somehow CID searched it. It is all deliberate attempt to malign image of BJP”, said BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.

Two more people Ahmed Hossain, resident of Kaligunj and Bhabatosh Chatterjee of Rupnagar were arrested recently. While Chatterjee was arrested for posting a video of one Bhojpuri movie and relating it to Baduria’s situation in Bengal, Hossain had allegedly uploaded videos that could hurt religious sentiments.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently said BJP uses Facebook to create communal tension. She also accused BJP of misusing social media to spread rumours leading to communal riots. Police and other state agencies have since increased their vigilance on social media. “People are using social media platform to satisfy their hidden intention. We have all rights to take action against anyone who share ‘objectionable videos’ with intention to create hatred and tension among communities and religion. We are keeping strict vigil on social media and posts being shared by people. I think people must be responsible enough by not sharing false stories and images on social media. There is nothing political in it”, an official told The Indian Express on condition of anonymity.

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    anwarullahkhan
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:43 am
    Such person must be treated in a very tight manner .his hand must be broken at public place to control further happening in future . this shall be apply to all who may belongs to any community. Such bad elements may disturb the healthy atomopher of state.
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      Anil saxena
      Jul 13, 2017 at 11:01 am
      Mamta di keep it up. Be vigilant and punish the people strictly only then the harmony will come in the society. Focus on administration closely. All mouths will shut down. I am glad to see this report published in Indian express.
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        rohit
        Jul 14, 2017 at 2:44 am
        We know how much guts the bengali hindus have when they are treated like second class citizens and talking harmony. If u are not then first go to bengal and see in your eye then comment. Because time is coming when u all are going to be slaves and we will laugh because we are not bengalis. and nobody give a . Every society is for themselves. we are proud to be safe away from WB and Kerla.
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        Ramesh
        Jul 13, 2017 at 10:19 am
        This is not new, they the entire communal parivars are doing such anti national activities, police also aware of this but dont act because many officials are agents of this Bharatiya Junglee Parivar. This is happening all over india. Kannaiya kumar video also by them. Some of the medias also run by them to fool the people of india, as they were fooling the nation for more than 1000 years, through castes system, devadasi system, calling themselves as god born from head and not others, denying their migration from other countries, denying education for others, denying equal rights, but such tactics are no more working out after the brtish raj which removed all such inequalities and false supersitions created by them. Now they left with only religion to divide the people of india make them fight each others. But remain strong, united and oppurtunist enougj to grab 90 class 1 2 posts being only 10 of indian population. Thats why they formed RSS, BJP and 100s of outfits.Beware India!!!
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          rohit
          Jul 14, 2017 at 2:45 am
          We know how much guts the bengali hindus have when they are treated like second class citizens and talking harmony. If u are not then first go to bengal and see in your eye then comment. Because time is coming when u all are going to be slaves and we will laugh because we are not bengalis. and nobody give a . Every society is for themselves. we are proud to be safe away from WB and Kerla.
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          Porag Paban Sarma Borah
          Jul 13, 2017 at 10:02 am
          What is Mamata going to tell us is that nothing wrong has been to Hindus in West Bengal.If This is so then also the question arises how how Hindu communal forces appear so strong suddenly there where they were hitherto very weak organizationally. Ki
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            Alf
            Jul 13, 2017 at 9:57 am
            This should not be done otherwise most BJP wallahs would be in jail.....a big burden on the exchequer. )
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              SG
              Jul 13, 2017 at 8:16 am
              Wht Mamta is doing in WB??? Appeasing the minorities n butchering Hindus! No wonder tht she would take some stringent action against BJP, which is the only voice of Hindus in WB against state sponsor terrorism against Hindu community!.. Mamta is having enough time to condemm ban on Amartay sen documentary, but no time for Kartik Ghosh's family, who is the only person killed in Basirhat riot!..Sheer hypocrisy..I urge tht no Hindu should cast their votes in favour of TMC in any forthcoming election in WB to, else very soon WB wl be one more Kashmir , n situation of Bengali Hindus will be same as Kashmiri Pandits
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              1. பீ. காதிர்
                Jul 13, 2017 at 7:14 am
                Bjp is trying to destabilise Mumta Banergee by all means and against all ethics. Very dangerous party we have ever seen. Due to its evil intentions and designs, it will fall on its own. We have to wait.
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                  Prof. P.J.Paul
                  Jul 13, 2017 at 2:18 am
                  BP wants to create communal clashes and law and order problem and dissolve government and wants to capture Bengal. This is the ulterior motive of modi and shah. All other ministers are spineless creatures. See there is no external affairs minister to deal with Chinese problem. China wants to gain supremacy. Modi does not understand. Cannot understand. China became stronger in Indian ocean through Sri Lanka. No strong foreign policy for India now. Shah and modi twist arms with people calling them anti national if people are critical but faulfault deal power hungry China. Doglam incident is only a test for modi. Modi and Rawat failed miserably. Rawat should have shown the same courage he was speaking about stone throwing incident in Kashmir when his army got chance at Doglam.
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