Two women journalists detained for publishing fabricated news

India: Two female journalists Samriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha were detained on Sunday by Tripura Police after several cases were registered against them for publishing and broadcasting false, fabricated news aimed at disrupting communal harmony, IG (Law and Order) Arindam Nath informed.

On detention of 2 female journalists, Tripura Police said, “Taking cue from the recent violence in Amravati & other parts of Maharastra as a repercussion of communal incident, it has become clear that some vested interest are trying to flare up the communal incident in Tripura.”

One of the two journalists, Samriddhi Sakunia, on Saturday tweeted that an FIR was registered against them under 3 sections of IPC at the Fatikroy police station, Tripura. The FIR was filed under sections 120(B), 153(A)/504.

On Saturday, the Union Home Ministry said news reports related to the damage of a mosque in Tripura are fake.

“News reports that have been circulating that a mosque in Kakraban area of Gomati district in Tripura has been damaged and vandalized. These news reports are fake and are a complete misrepresentation of facts,” the MHA said.


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