Ahmedabad Court Sent Saket Gokhale on Remand for Two Days

Saket Gokhle

Trinamool leader Saket Gokhale’s troubles may increase in the false tweet on the Morbi bridge collapse.  The Ahmedabad Metro Court on Tuesday has granted two-day police remand to Gokhale after he was arrested by the Gujarat Police from Jaipur. The Gujarat Police produced Gokhale in the court this evening and demanded his remand. The court has approved the remand till 12 noon on December 8.

Police said the complaint was filed before the Ahmedabad cyber crime cell by senior BJP functionary Bhalabhai Kothari who “was disturbed by Gokhale’s tweet” dated December 1 in which he had posted “screenshots” of purported news reports claiming Rs 30 crore was spent for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Morbi in Gujarat.

The FIR in this regard was registered later that day for offences pertaining to forgery, tweeting defamatory content and fear mongering, a police officer added.

The police officer said, “Gokhale posted on social media and tweeted claiming a news report by Gujarat Samachar… Prima facie the news report clippings cited are fake… Gujarat Samachar has placed on record that they did not publish any such news report. Considering the massive tragedy where so many have died and the sensitivity of the issue, it had potential law and order ramifications.”

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