'Fake' video of Rahul Gandhi: Before Raipur cops arrest TV anchor Rohit Ranjan, UP Police detain him : The Tribune India

'Fake' video of Rahul Gandhi: Before Raipur cops arrest TV anchor Rohit Ranjan, UP Police detain him

FIR lodged in Chhattisgarh

'Fake' video of Rahul Gandhi: Before Raipur cops arrest TV anchor Rohit Ranjan, UP Police detain him

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 5

Days after a television channel aired a “fake” Rahul Gandhi video suggesting the former Congress chief had described the killers of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal as children, the anchor who telecast the news, Rohit Ranjan, was on Tuesday detained by Noida police after a standoff between Chhattisgarh Police and their UP counterparts over the rights to arrest the journalist.

The videos of police personnel from Congress-ruled Chhattisgarh and BJP-governed UP jostling each other went viral after cops from Raipur landed at Ranjan’s Ghaziabad home to arrest him in a case related to airing the purportedly doctored video.

The Congress has lodged complaints in six states, including Chhattisgarh, naming the TV anchor, who aired the news, and also BJP leaders, including former minister Rajyavardhan Rathore who tweeted the clip. After Raipur police tried to arrest Ranjan today, he tweeted that the process was in violation of norms as the local police had not been informed. Moments later, UP cops took Ranjan for questioning to Noida Sector 20 police station in connection with an FIR lodged against him under IPC Section 505 (public mischief).

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