Day after registering a case in connection with a morphed video of a cabinet committee wherein some persons tried to show that the meeting was against the Sikh community, the Delhi Police on Saturday said the footage originated from Pakistan.
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During the monitoring of social media, it was observed that the fake/morphed video had been shared by some Twitter handles, police had said.
In reality, the video was of the meeting of the cabinet committee, which took place on December 9, 2021, after the demise of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat. The video was readily available on various news portals and social media platforms, a senior police officer said.
“With the ill-intent to promote enmity and instigate communal disharmony, the video was morphed and a new voiceover was super imposed in which the alleged persons tried to show that the meeting was against the Sikh community,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO) K P S Malhotra had said.
The city police had registered a case under section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the Indian Penal Code and investigation was initiated, police said.
Primarily, two Twitter accounts — @simrankaur0507 and @eshalkaur1– were identified which had started the propagation of the video in question, they said.
During technical investigation, it was noticed that there were various accounts, which had tweeted the same video with the same content and hashtag, police said.
All the accounts were created between October to December last year. The technical analysis has been revealed that these accounts were being operated from a single browser (developed by multilogin.com), police said.
Multilogin provides Mimic browser and stealthfox browser, which has features of multi sessions and private sessions. The technical analysis had pointed that these accounts are being used from Pakistan. These 46 accounts are being blocked, police said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police took Twitter and urged people not to spread rumours and forward such videos.
“#DelhiPolice urges you to not spread rumours and forward videos that are not authentic in time and space. Any attempt to create disharmony will face action as per law,” it tweeted.