The Delhi Police on Thursday stated the statements by Twitter on the continued enquiry within the ‘toolkit’ case was mendacious and designed to impede the lawful enquiry. The strongly-worded assertion by the Delhi Police got here after Twitter on Thursday referred to as the go to by Delhi Police to its places of work a type of “intimidation” and stated it was involved about its workers and the potential menace to freedom of expression.
An official assertion issued by Delhi Police Public Relation Officer Chinmoy Biswal stated, “Prima facie, these statements are not only mendacious but designed to impede a lawful inquiry by a private enterprise. Twitter Inc. has taken upon itself, in the garb of terms of service, to adjudicate the truth or otherwise of documents in public space.”
According to the police assertion, Twitter is purporting to be each investigating authority and adjudicating authority however has no authorized sanction to be both. The solely authorized entity to research is the police and to adjudicate is the courts, the assertion stated, The Delhi Police stated that it has registered a preliminary inquiry within the ‘toolkit’ case on the occasion of a grievance filed by the consultant of the Indian National Congress.
“Hence, the efforts by Twitter Inc. that portray that this as an FIR filed at the behest of the Government of India is wholly and completely incorrect,” it acknowledged.
It additional stated that Twitter’s statements are devised to hunt “dubious sympathy” once they themselves not solely refuse to adjust to the legislation of the land but additionally declare to be in possession of fabric proof however refuse to share it with the authorized authority.