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Delhi Police arrest 'Spirit Of Congress' administrator in Amit Shah video case
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In image Arun Reddy/ Courtesy: X/Spirit Of Congress

Delhi Police arrest 'Spirit Of Congress' administrator in Amit Shah video case

| @indiablooms | 04 May 2024, 01:09 am

In another arrest in the Amit Shah doctored video case, the Delhi Police Friday arrested Arun Reddy, the administrator of the 'Spirit of Congress' account on X.

A police official said Reddy holds the post of the National Coordinator in the social media wing of the Congress in Telangana and had played a role in circulating the edited video.

The video, believed to be doctored, showed the Union Home Minister purportedly saying that the BJP would remove reservations for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes.

Officials said Reddy, who was arrested from Delhi, deleted evidence from his phone. The device is now being sent for a forensic investigation.

Five Congress workers were also arrested in the case by the Telangana Police on Thursday based on a complaint by the state unit of the BJP.

The arrested workers included the Congress' Telangana Social Media Convenor.

The Delhi Police has convened Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy but the Congress leader sought four weeks to respond.

The Congress leader has attacked the BJP for being vengeful towards him and his lawyer has told the police that he had no hand in creating or posting the doctored video. The lawyer also called the summons misdirected.

"Your attribution that 'video tweeted/retweeted by you on your X/ Twitter handle' is pre-conceived and incorrect. It is categorically stated that my client has nothing to do with the creating, uploading or tweeting/retweeting of the alleged video," the lawyer told the Delhi police.

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