Delhi Police raids the homes of The Wire editors

Delhi Police raids the homes of The Wire editors

Delhi Police raids the homes of The Wire editors

It is related to the FIR filed by BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya, officers said.

It is related to the FIR filed by BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya, officers said.

Delhi Police conducted residential searches on October 31, 2022 news portal editors The Wire: in relation to a first information report (FIR) filed a complaint against the organization for “defaming” BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya Via the now-retracted story line on MetaEmployees of Facebook’s parent company reported.

Special Commissioner of Police Ravindra Singh Yadav confirmed The Hindu that there were raids on the residences of the founding editors The Wire: Siddharth Varadarajan, MK Venu and Siddharth Bhatia and Deputy News Editor Jahnavi Sen.

A senior police officer said mobile phones and other electronic devices needed for the investigation have been seized from them and that they will be questioned about the contents of the devices.

The Crime Branch team also searched the office The Wire: and confiscated relevant devices.

The development comes a day after an FIR was lodged against the news portal on a complaint filed by Mr. Malviya, who alleged that the portal had published a “fabricated” news story alleging that Mr. Malviya was getting special privileges. has: To remove social media posts given to him by Meta.

The Wire: later retracted the stories and issued a public apology. A case has been registered against them under sections of cheating and forgery under the Indian Penal Code.

Delhi Police PRO Suman Nalwa said that the investigation in the case is going on and no arrests have been made so far.

The Wire:On October 29, A complaint against one of his former advisers, Devesh Kumar allegedly provided them with fake documents and emails for a series of Meta stories. The portal alleged that Mr Kumar had “malice” towards the organisation.

No FIR has been filed in the case so far. Special Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said on Sunday that the matter is being investigated.



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