Patna: The main accused behind the making and spreading of the ‘fake’ videos of attacks on migrant workers in Tamil Nadu was arrested by Bihar Police.
During the investigation, it was proved that the video was made by one Rakesh Ranjan Kumar. He was taken into custody from Gopalganj. He eventually confessed the crime.
According to Bihar police, two other accused identified as Manish Kasyap and Youraj Singh are absconding. Search is on to nab them. But police have arrested one of the accused Aman Kumar, a native of Jamui district.
On March 6, Rakesh Ranjan Kumar with the help of two other persons had made the fake video in a rented house in Patna’s Bangali colony under Jakkanpur police station. They had made this video to mislead the police of Bihar and Tamil Nadu.
The video made by Rakesh Ranjan Kumar was tweeted on March 8 by a person named Manish Kashyap. He had uploaded the video on a YouTube channel named BNR News Honey.
Basing on this, police registered an FIR against Rakesh Ranjan, Manish Kashyap, Youraj Singh and Aman Kumar.
Manish Kashyap is a “habitual offender” of uploading objectionable communal posts. He has seven criminal cases against him. After the Pulwama incident, he beat up some Kashmiri traders in Patna. Accused Youraj Singh was also involved in uploading the fake video.
The Bihar Police registered two FIRs in connection with the Tamil Nadu incident and identified 30 videos uploaded on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp. The police also identified 26 suspicious social media accounts and preservation notices were given to 42 other social media accounts.