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FIR against former MP for ‘misleading’ tweets on case

Superintendent of Police (SP) Anand Kulkarni said the claims made in the tweet were far from the facts emerging in the post-mortem report and the post was an attempt to create anger through "misleading" rumours.

By: Express News Service | Unnao (up) |
Updated: February 21, 2021 4:46:52 am
Will quit party if denied ticket, says BJP MP Udit RajWhen contacted on Saturday, Udit Raj said he had tweeted on the issue after talking to Phule who had gone there. (Express file photo: Anil Sharma)

An FIR was lodged against former MP and Congress leader Udit Raj in Unnao for allegedly “tweeting misinformation” about the Unnao case.

He has been booked under Section 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot) of the IPC and Section 66 of the Information Technology Act at the Kotwali (Sadar) police station in Unnao.

On Friday, Raj had tweeted: “Spoke to former MP Savitribai Phule over the phone. It was after difficulties that she was allowed to meet victims.

The families of victims have said that the girls were raped and against their wishes, the bodies were burnt.” A statement issued by Unnao police said: “It is clear that in post mortem, rape was not confirmed and the bodies of the girls were buried as per family’s wishes…”.

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