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Delhi Police File FIR Against ‘The Caravan’ For Spreading Fake News | India News


NEW DELHI: Delhi police registered an FIR against ‘The Caravan’ magazine for allegedly misleading and providing false information that a farmer was killed in a police shooting at the ITO intersection on January 26 after the proposed tractor rally for the demonstration of farmers who protested to become violent in the national capital on Republic Day.
The deceased person’s post-mortem report suggested the cause of death was a head injury after his tractor turned into a tortoise.
“According to the post-mortem report, the cause of death is shock and hemorrhage due to a head injury he received after his tractor overturned,” said a senior police officer.
The case has been registered at the IP Estate Police Station. The FIR also names other people who also tried to mislead the public.
On January 26, The Caravan posted a tweet, quoting an eyewitness, saying that the police shot the farmer.
Earlier on Thursday, Noida police had charged congressional MP Shashi Tharoor, journalists Rajdeep Sardesai, Mrinal Pande, Vinod K. Jose (The Caravan) and others with sedition of sedition. An FIR housed at the Sector 20 police station stated that they were booked for tweeting and spreading false news related to the death of a farmer during the tractor rally in Delhi on January 26.

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