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PWD Scam: Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) filed 3 FIRs against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

The court was informed that the complainant Rahul Sharma had recently been attacked by two unknown biker who even fired gunshots at him

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  • ACB registered three FIRs on its own on May 8
  • Rahul Sharma, the victim who filed the complaint is the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO)
  • Sharma was recently attacked by two unknown bikers who even fired gunshots at him

New Delhi, June 2, 2017: A Delhi Court was informed by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) today that in an alleged PWD scam three separate FIRs on a criminal complaint had been filed against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and others.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra took the initiative of directing the Assistant Commissioner of ACB to look into the threat perception on the complainant Rahul Sharma once again after the court was informed that he was recently attacked by two unknown bikers who even fired gunshots at him.

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According to PTI reports, the court was informed that ACB registered three FIRs on its own on May 8. The court also stated that the FIR that has been lodged regarding the recent attack on Rahul Sharma shows that the security of the victim was seriously threatened. This observation prompted the court to direct the ACB to file a status report on June 8 about this issue.

Sharma, the victim who filed the complaint is the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO). Sharma had been seeking direction to police to file a FIR against Kejriwal, his brother-in-law late Surender Bansal who was the proprietor of a construction firm and also a public servant for alleged abnormalities in the grant of contracts for sewer lines and roads in the capital. Bansal has since passed away.

– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang

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Over 81% Delhiites Received Fake News On Social Media During Assembly Elections, Reveals Survey

he survey, however, revealed that 60 per cent of the population stated that they made efforts to authenticate the news with a search on Google, Facebook, and Twitter

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The epidemic of fake news is threatening the basic fragment of our democracy. Pixabay

Over 81 per cent of Delhi’s population received fake news through various social media platforms as the Assembly elections neared, according to a new survey by non-profit Social Media Matters and Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics.

Facebook and WhatsApp were the leading platforms that were used for the dissemination of misinformation, showed the results.

“The epidemic of fake news is threatening the basic fragment of our democracy. When the voter is in a constant state of cognitive dissonance how are they expected to make an informed choice. As a nation, it has to be our priority to bring an end to it,” Amitabh Kumar, Founder, Social Media Matters, said in a statement.

The Delhi Assembly elections were held on February 8. The results declared on February 11 saw the Aam Aadmi Party winning 62 of the 70 seats, bringing the Arvind Kejriwal-led government back to power with a massive victory.

The survey “Delhi – #DontBeAFool” was conducted on a sample size of 400 people to interrogate dissemination, penetration and impact of fake news spread via social media on the elections.

Rumours spread ahead of the elections included allegations that women participating in the sit-in protests at Shaheen Bagh were being paid to demonstrate against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Moreover, tweets of renowned individuals proved to be volatile before elections. A tweet by BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra along with a video clip of AAP leader Amanatullah Khan falsely claimed that Khan was talking about creating a “Sharia” law.

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Over 81 per cent of Delhi’s population received fake news through various social media platforms as the Assembly elections neared, according to a new survey by non-profit Social Media Matters and Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics. Pixabay

About 40 per cent of the people who participated in the survey were between 18-25 years of age. While 63 per cent of the respondents were males, 36 per cent were females and 1 per cent were transgenders.

The survey, however, revealed that 60 per cent of the population stated that they made efforts to authenticate the news with a search on Google, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Nearly 62.5 per cent of the respondents suggested that they have never been affected by fake news, but 72 per cent of them said they knew about people who have been misled by misinformation. (IANS)