The Congress party has alleged that the “cowardly raid” on the microblogging site Twitter’s offices by the Delhi Police “exposes lameduck attempts” to hide a “fraudulent toolkit” by BJP leaders.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell had sent a notice to Twitter India in connection with the probe into a complaint about an alleged ”COVID toolkit”, asking it to share information based on which it had classified a related tweet by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra as “manipulated media”, officials said.
Two police teams also descended on the microblogging site’s offices in Lado Sarai in Delhi and in Gurgaon this evening, with Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal saying the teams went to the Twitter office to serve a notice to Twitter as a part of a routine process.
Reacting to the development, Congress” chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter, “Cowardly raid on @Twitter unleashed by Delhi Police exposes lameduck attempts to hide the fraudulent toolkit by BJP leaders.”
Such attempts to “murder” freedom of speech lay bare the BJP”s guilt, he said and tagged his video statement on the issue.
Cowardly raid on @Twitter unleashed by Delhi Police exposes lameduck attempts to hide the fraudulent toolkit by BJP leaders.
Such attempts to murder freedom of speech lay bare the BJP’s guilt.
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 24, 2021
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted , Truth remains unafraid
Truth remains unafraid.
सत्य डरता नहीं।#Toolkit
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 25, 2021
“May I ask why the guilty people are sitting in BJP headquarters and in seat of power but you are raiding Twitter”s Office in Delhi and Gurgaon …the reason is simple that the BJP is running scared of its lies and getting caught and being branded as manipulated and fraudulent by social media platforms,” Surjewala said.
The Special Cell has sent a notice to Twitter in connection with an inquiry into a complaint regarding the alleged ”COVID-19 toolkit” and sought a clarification from the microblogging site for classifying a related tweet by BJP leader Sambit Patra as “manipulative”, an official said.