SSR death case: Thousands of fake accounts under scanner for defaming Mumbai Police

SSR death case: Thousands of fake accounts under scanner for defaming Mumbai Police

The Mumbai Police is investigating thousands of fake social media accounts that were set up after the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Two FIRs have been registered against unknown persons for posting abusive comments against Mumbai Police and also for spreading misinformation on the 34-year-old actor’s death by suicide.

The fake accounts are expected to now come under the scanner. Posts from these accounts were uploaded on social media platforms from different countries including Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Romania, and France.

“The malicious campaign was run against Mumbai police just to demoralize us at a time when 84 policemen had died due to the pandemic and over 6,000 men were infected with the virus. We will reach the culprit of this malicious campaign,” said a Mumbai police officer.

“Several social media account holders are trolling the Mumbai Police commissioner on different platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and are using abusive language against him and the force. Hence an FIR has been registered against those account holders under Section 67 of IT Act,” the police officer added.

“Most of these accounts are fake and we will be taking action against all those fake account holders.”

Another FIR has been registered against an individual who used a morphed image of the official Twitter account of the Mumbai Police commissioner recently. “We have started the probe in both the matters,” said DCP Rashmi Karandikar, Cyber cell.