Congress Toolkit Case: Delhi Police questions Twitter India MD

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Twitter India (Image: Pexels)
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New Delhi : Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari was questioned by Delhi Police on May 31 in a case related to Congress Toolkit, said a media report.

“A senior-level team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell had gone to Bengaluru, Karnataka on May 31 to interrogate Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari regarding ‘Congress toolkit case’,” ANI quoted sources as saying.

Mr Maheshwari was asked by the police that on what basis the company had tagged BJP leader Sambit Patra’s tweet as manipulated media.

The Congress had accused BJP of forgery and had registered a complaint with Delhi Police against Patra, BJP national President JP Nadda, Union Minister Smriti Irani and several others.

In the preliminary investigation, Delhi Police officials had also reached Twitter India's office in Delhi NCR.

In a statement, the Delhi Police had said, “The Delhi Police team went to Twitter office to serve a notice to Twitter, as a part of 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.”

Delhi Police also said, “they’ve received complaint against actor Swara Bhaskar, Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari & others at Police Station Tilak Marg, in connection with incident in Loni (Ghaziabad) where a man was thrashed & his beard was chopped off.”

“It is under inquiry,” they added.