Case against OpIndia CEO and Editor for ‘spreading false news’

Suryaprakash of the IT Wing of the DMK lodges complaint

Updated - March 07, 2023 01:43 pm IST

Published - March 06, 2023 11:30 pm IST - CHENNAI

Image used for representative purpose only. File

Image used for representative purpose only. File

The Thiruninravur Police in the Avadi City Police Commissionerate on Monday booked a case against the OpIndia CEO Rahul Roushan and Editor Nupur Sharma for ‘spreading false news’.

Police said on Monday that Suryaprakash of the IT Wing of the DMK, Thiruninravur, lodged a complaint that the website was spreading false news and had created a sense of fear among the workers from other States in Tamil Nadu.

There was risk of conflict between the local people and people from other States, he alleged.

The complainant added that this has been widely circulated in various social media including Twitter. This may cause disruption to public tranquillity.

He requested the police to take action against CEO Rahul Roushan and Editor Nupur Sharma, and those associated with OpIndia for spreading such false news and creating panic among the public.

Police said a case has been registered in the Thiruninravur Police Station based on the complaint and is being investigated.

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