Mumbai Police arrested two for allegedly posting fake news on journalist Rana Ayyub
The accused was identified Vidyanshi Krishkumar Trivedi and Ayush Chandramohan Srivastav from Uttar Pradesh who had first published fake news on their portal and later on their YouTube channel with a video titled, 'Saudi Arabia bans Rana Ayyub'
The Mumbai Police arrested two for allegedly posting “fake news” on celebrity journalist and author Rana Ayyub.
The accused was identified Vidyanshi Krishkumar Trivedi and Ayush Chandramohan Srivastav from Uttar Pradesh.
The police stated that the duo earlier worked with a news portal that claims to be an India-based news organisation.
The duo had alleged made remarks on her on a news bulletin that the air on their You Tube channel.
According to the police, as the fake news started circulating against her and she received rape and death threats online. After publishing “fake news” on her, they had uploaded on their YouTube channel a video titled ‘Saudi Arabia bans Rana Ayyub’, in which they had made objectionable comments against her. They had even used doctored tweets in which they claimed that she expressed hatred for India.
Rana Ayyub had lodged a complaint with the cyber police station at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai in January after which four suspect were booked.
The police had later arrested a man from Bhopal in February for allegedly threatening to rape Ayyub.