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BJP IT Cell Secretary Of Asansol Arrested Fake Video That Could Incite Communal Violence

This is the second arrest for posting communally sensitive material.

12/07/2017 6:13 PM IST | Updated 12/07/2017 6:20 PM IST
Twitter/Tarun Sengupta

KOLKATA -- West Bengal CID on Wednesday arrested BJP IT cell secretary of Asansol for allegedly posting a fake video on a popular social networking site.

According to a senior officer of the CID, Tarun Sengupta, a resident of Radhanagar Road under Hirapur police station limits in Asansol-Durgapur Commiossionerate was arrested from his residence today by the CID.

"The BJP IT Cell Secretary of Asansol was arrested in connection with the case in Suri police station for posting fake video and propaganda on the Facebook. Sengupta had posted one video and propaganda on the Facebook containing communally sensitive material. He has been booked under non-bailable sections," the officer said.

It was learnt that the BJP leader had posted the video on the Facebook a few weeks back but only came under the police scanner after the post was shared and seen by many during communal riots between two communities in Baduria in Basirhat sub-division in North 24 Parganas district last week.

Incidentally, this was the second arrest made in the state in connection with posts containing communally sensitive materials on social networking sites.

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