Ahmedabad: Police on Thursday arrested a Gujarat Congress chief from Patan district for allegedly circulating an outdated video of Odisha to assert poor distributors of Ahmedabad are being forcibly evicted by the BJP authorities forward of US President Donald Trump’s go to, officers stated.
The accused, Vinod Thakor, is chairman of the Patan district Congress’ social media cell, they stated.
He was arrested by the Ahmedabad Crime Department from Shankheshwar city of Patan district, stated Assistant Commissioner of Police B V Gohil.
Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are scheduled to collectively tackle a gathering on the newly constructed cricket stadium at Motera right here on February 24 after collaborating in a 22km lengthy roadshow in Ahmedabad.
On February 9, a sub-inspector of metropolis Crime Department got here throughout a Fb put up of Thakor, by which, he had shared a video and claimed the “BJP government is ruining the lives of poor people because US President Trump is coming to Ahmedabad”.
Within the video, a JCB machine could be seen destroying handcarts, some even laden with greens.
“Regardless of realizing that the video was shot in Odisha, Thakor intentionally posted it on Fb, claiming it to be of Gujarat. We had lodged an FIR towards him for inciting public with such false claims forward of Trump’s go to.
“Primarily based on his Fb ID and different technical particulars, we nabbed him from his residence in Shankheshwar,” stated Gohil.
Thakor was booked beneath IPC sections 153 (provocation with intent to trigger riot) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace), he stated.
Notably, when the video began doing the rounds on social media platforms a number of days in the past, the Ahmedabad Municipal Company had clarified the clip was shot in Odisha and had nothing to do with Trump’s go to to Ahmedabad.