A delegation of Congress leaders met the police commissioner.

Mumbai:

The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday requested Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to analyze what it referred to as a “BJP-driven social media terrorism” aimed toward defaming the state authorities and police in reference to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s dying case.

Leaders of the ruling Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have stepped up their assault on the BJP since an AIIMS medical panel dominated out “homicide” in Mr Rajput’s dying, which is at present probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

After a delegation of Congress leaders referred to as on the police commissioner, state Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant mentioned they’ve been assured of a probe into the allegations levelled by them.

The BJP has dismissed the allegations as “wild and baseless”.

“We met @CPMumbaiPolice with demand to probe the BJP pushed Social media terrorism – Conspiracy in opposition to our democracy, a technique designed to defame opp govt’s by creating narrative based mostly on synthetic public rage. Our workforce dug into Twitter terrorism & discovered following details,” Mr Sawant tweeted.

He alleged that “hundreds” of Twitter accounts had been opened after Mr Rajput’s dying in June this yr “simply to run a marketing campaign in opposition to Mumbai Police and the state authorities”.

Mr Sawant mentioned these accounts tweeted and retweeted hashtags suggesting that Rajput was killed.

“The behavioural sample of those twitter handles, historical past of their tweets and frequency of their retweets counsel that it was a well-thought deliberate conspiracy in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities,” he alleged.

The Congress spokesperson additional claimed that some skilled businesses had been particularly employed to malign the picture of the Mumbai police and the state authorities.

He mentioned the Congress had submitted the identify of 1 such company to the police.

“The goal of this marketing campaign was to color an image that the Mumbai Police is attempting to push the matter underneath the carpet because the CM is determined to save lots of his son,” he added.

Hitting again, Maharashtra BJP chief spokesperson Keshav Upadhye mentioned, “the Congress and Sawant have the behavior of constructing wild and baseless allegations..let the matter be probed”.

Taking a dig, he mentioned as an alternative of constructing “baseless” allegations, the ruling occasion ought to give attention to the deteriorating regulation and order state of affairs within the state together with the security of girls.

On Tuesday, Maharashtra Dwelling Minister and NCP chief Anil Deshmukh mentioned the state cyber division will probe who defamed the state in reference to Mr Rajput’s dying case on the social media.

He had additionally informed reporters {that a} US-based college’s research in reference to the case revealed “BJP hand in hyping the conspiracy principle”.