Kolkata Police has registered a case against Madhu Purnima Kishore on Monday (November 9) for tweeting the video of an Islamic rally in Bangladesh, claiming that it was held in Kolkata.

Kishwar, who’s notorious for sharing fake news demonising Muslims, deleted the video from her Twitter timeline after the Kolkata Police said that it had initiated legal action against her.

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A senior police officer said, “The song in the video clearly refers to Bangladesh. In fact, we can see several flags of Bangladesh in the video. The person who shared the video on social media said it to be Kolkata. This is absolutely incorrect and misleading, posing a threat to the law and order.”

Marking Ms. Kishwar’s tweet as fake, the city police said on social media: “#FakeNewsAlert A video clip from Bangladesh is being falsely claimed to be from Kolkata. Legal action initiated.”

 

Faced with an imminent arrest, Kishwar tweeted, “Dear @KolkataPolice, I have never knowingly indulged in spreading fake news. I deleted it the moment a friend called & alerted me. This video was sent to me by a reliable friend. My sincere apologies for having forwarded it, mistaking procession in Dhaka for Kolkata.”

 

People all over the social media have shamed this incident.