Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday attacked the BJP authorities on the Centre after Gujarat Police detained her occasion spokesperson Saket Gokhale over a controversial tweet on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and mentioned that this factors to the BJP’s “vindictive perspective”. Banerjee, who’s visiting Rajasthan, additionally claimed that “Gokhale made no mistake.” “It is a very unhealthy, and unhappy (incident). Saket (Gokhale) is a vivid man. He’s very talked-about on social media. He has made no mistake,” Banerjee informed reporters at Jaipur airport.
“I condemn this vindictive perspective. He (Saket) has been arrested as a result of he tweeted in opposition to the Prime Minister. Individuals additionally tweet in opposition to me… We’re actually feeling sorry concerning the scenario,” she mentioned earlier than heading for Pushkar.
The Gujarat Police earlier detained Trinamool Congress’s nationwide spokesperson Saket Gokhale over a tweet endorsing an alleged faux information about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to Morbi after a bridge collapse incident there.
Gokhale was apprehended from Jaipur in Rajasthan in the course of the early hours by officers of the Ahmedabad Cyber Crime Cell, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Cyber Crime, Jitendra Yadav mentioned.
“Based mostly on a grievance we obtained from a citizen, an FIR has been lodged in opposition to Gokhale for spreading faux information concerning the PM’s go to to Morbi. We detained him from Jaipur at the moment morning and he’s being introduced right here for additional authorized course of,” Yadav mentioned, including a proper arrest will probably be made after a COVID-19 take a look at.
The FIR was registered beneath Indian Penal Code Sections 465, 469, 471 (all pertaining to forgery) and 501 (printing or engraving matter recognized to be defamatory), police mentioned.
Gokhale, 35, the spokesperson of the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, underwent coronary heart surgical procedure just lately and was on a non-public go to to Jaipur, sources mentioned. He just lately tweeted a information clipping which apparently appeared to have been revealed in a number one Gujarati newspaper.
The information clipping claimed a question beneath the Proper to Info (RTI) revealed the Gujarat authorities had spent Rs 30 crore on PM Modi’s go to to Morbi after a bridge collapsed there in October. The bridge tragedy had claimed 135 lives.
Citing the information clipping which he connected in his tweet, Gokhale mentioned, “RTI reveals that Modi’s go to to Morbi for a number of hours price Rs 30 crore…Simply Modi’s occasion administration and PR prices greater than the lives of 135 harmless folks.”
ACP Jadhav mentioned, “Once we contacted Gujarat Samachar, the administration informed us this information was by no means revealed and it was completely faux and created by somebody to look genuine. Thus, we’ve got detained Gokhale for spreading faux information.”
(With Company Inputs)