The Congress on Monday said an FIR has been registered against BJP MPs Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Subrat Pathak on its complaint related to a fake video of Rahul Gandhi, allegedly aimed at disturbing communal harmony.
The FIR against the MPs and three others was registered in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, chief of the party’s media and publicity team Pawan Khera said.
He said the Congress has also lodged complaints against them in Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
This follows Congress leader Jairam Ramesh writing to BJP president J P Nadda that the party should initiate action against its leaders for spreading fake news against Rahul Gandhi.
As per the Congress complaint, the doctored video, showing Rahul Gandhi’s comment over Students Federation of India (SFI) violence on his Wayanad office as his comments on Udaipur killings, was first broadcast by news channel Zee News on July 1 and later the same report of the channel was shared by the BJP MPs.
The channel, however, apologised for the false reporting.
Last week, a tailor, named Kanhaiya Lal Teli, was beheaded in broad daylight in Rajasthan’s Udaipur allegedly by the two accused Mohammed Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed over a controversial social media post.
The duo has been arrested and are under judicial custody.
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