Kolkata Police sends legal notice to X user for sharing Mamata Banerjee Meme video

Kolkata Police's Cyber Cell in stern language asked the user to reveal his identity and address or else they will take legal action.

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With Lok Sabha Elections 2024 fever sweeping across the nation, authorities are keeping their eyes on social media so that no fake news or misleading information can be against any political party. The most famous example in recent times is Amit Shah's deepfake video. However, on Monday, Kolkata Police's Cyber Cell took to its official X and responded to Mamata Banerjee Meme video that was shared by a user on a micro-blogging website. Kolkata Police's Cyber Cell in stern language asked the user to reveal his identity and address or else the Police will take legal action. 

 

In the Mamata Banerjee Meme video, the West Bengal CM was seen dancing in a concert on a Bangla song. Notably, the video was clearly belonged to someone else, but users added Mamata Banerjee's face and body over the original performer. Interestingly, there are a plethora of similar memes available online that showcase Prime Minister Narendra Modi similarly. However,  no BJP-ruled State Police took such kind of action. 

"You are directed to immediately disclose your identity including name and residence. If the information sought is not revealed, you shall be liable for legal action u/s 42 CrPC," the DCP (Cyber Crime), Kolkata Police posted in reply to the videos shared by the two users. The police warned two X users -- @SoldierSaffron7 and @Shalendervoice -- for sharing the spoof video of Mamata Banerjee.

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The Cyber Police Station, Kolkata, issued the notice and asked the user to delete the post; the police also directed the user to refrain from such acts.

 

 

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