HYDERABAD: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) party member Mohd Tauseef had filed a case against three websites for spreading fake news AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.
According to reports, the news web portals had alleged that the prime suspect in Disha's rape-murder case, Mohammed Areef, is a relative of Asaduddin Owaisi. The news was spreading like a fire and went viral on social media platforms.
The party member who filed a case said that the web portals are spreading fake news for creating antagonism and hatred among people. Whoever is spreading the news are trying to instigate people to do bodily harm to the AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi.
Mohd Tausef also said to a daily that the channels were also spreading fake news against Hyderabad police.
The party has also sought registration of a case under Sections of IPC and Information Technology Act, reports said. They have also asked the police to remove the content from YouTube as well.
According to reports, the complaint was forwarded to Cyber Crime police for further action.