New Delhi: Delhi Police Special Cell on Monday reached the workplaces of Twitter India in Delhi’s Lado Sarai and Gurugram to “serve notice” within the alleged Congress ‘Toolkit’ case whereby sure tweets by BJP leaders had been flagged as having “manipulated media”.
The Special Cell was noticed at Twitter India’s TEC Qutab workplace at Crescent Building in Lado Sarai Mehrauli, Delhi.
A supply in Delhi Police instructed information company IANS, “The Special Cell has sent a notice to Twitter. In its reply, Twitter said it has no more knowledge in the matter. So a team of Special Cell officers went to the offices of Twitter to record the statements of the persons there, but they were found closed.”
The supply additionally clarified that there no raids or searches are being carried out on the workplaces of Twitter in Delhi and Gurugram.
Later, Delhi Police issued a press release informing that its workforce “went to the Twitter office to serve a notice to Twitter, as a part of a routine process. This was necessitated as we wanted to ascertain who is the right person to serve a notice, as replies by Twitter India MD have been very ambiguous.”
Before this, Delhi Police despatched a discover to India MD Manish Maheshwari demanding an evidence for including the “manipulated media” tag to tweets by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on the alleged Congress ‘’Toolkit’’.
The Delhi Police Special Cell requested the microblogging platform to elucidate the explanation behind their resolution so as to add the tag.
“Delhi Police is enquiring into a complaint in which clarification is sought from Twitter on the classification of a tweet by Sambit Patra as ‘manipulative’. It appears that Twitter has some information that is not known to us on basis of which they’ve classified it as such,” the police mentioned.
“This information is relevant to the inquiry. The Special Cell, which is conducting the inquiry, wants to find out the truth. Twitter, which has claimed to know the underlying truth, should clarify,” it added.
The Indian authorities had earlier objected to Twitter for flagging BJP leaders’ tweet on the alleged Congress ”Toolkit” that was claimed to be targetting Centre over its Covid-19 dealing with.