Shivamogga: An FIR has been registered against Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in Sagar taluk of Shivamogga district of Karnataka over statements regarding PM-CARES Fund.
The party’s official Twitter handle on May 11 had tweeted against Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The FIR registered under Sections 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), identifies Gandhi as the handler of the social media account.
The complaint made by advocate Praveen KV told news agency ANI, ” A Twitter account handled by All India Congress Committee headed by Sonia Gandhi had on May 11,2020, published tweets terming PM CARES Fund as PM ARES Fraud. They had claimed that the PM CARES Fund is not being used for the public.”
He said that all details pertaining to this have been collected.
“They had also said that the Prime Minister was enjoying and going to foreign trips with this fund. This is clearly rumourous news against the Government of India in this COVID-19 pandemic situation. In this regard, I had filed a complaint. After a primary enquiry, the Sagar Police has filed an FIR against Sonia Gandhi, who heads the INC Twitter account,” Praveen KV said.