Congress member arrested for spreading fake news of Nagaland CM’s Resignation

Dimapur, December 27, 2017: The Cyber Crime division of Nagaland police arrested the working president of Dimapur district Congress committee for allegedly spreading the fake news about the resignation of Nagaland’s Chief Minister.

Deitho Rakho, who is the working president Dimapur district Congress committee of has been arrested in connection of the forged letter of December 20 that stated that the TR Zeliang cabinet was in pursuance to the resolution adopted in the assembly and owing to strong public demand to resign for paving way to bring an early settlement of Naga political issue, the chief minister and his team of cabinet ministers tendered their resignation with immediate effect.

Following the circulation of the letter, Nagaland CM’s office filed an FIR and cybercrime division of Nagaland police registered a case under Sections of 417/ 419/ 465/ 468/ 469/ 500/ 501/505 of the IPC read with Section 66 (D) of the IT Act and the investigation also commenced to book the person/persons/group/groups or organisation/organisations responsible for spreading fake news with malicious intent. During the investigation, police found irrefutable proofs of Deitho Rakho, the working president of Dimapur district Congress committee being the culprit behind the circulation of the letter.

According to a press release issued by SP (crime and PRO), Temjensenla Jamir, on Tuesday evening, the accused has admitted that he had created and circulated the forged letter.