Mumbai Police on Thursday registered case against a web portal – News Uttarakhand – for publishing a maligning report against Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The article published by the website’s highly defamatory article saying that the Governor had arranged an army helicopter during the COVID-19 lockdown period for a young lady model called as Jaini alias Jayanthi to Delhi and then also arranged a car for her to travel to her home town in Dehradun.
The article published by the New Uttarakhand also published the lady model’s photo also and it was tweeted by pro-Congress and pro-NCP supporting senior journalists like Sudhir Suryawanshi.
Police Complaint lodged against news portal over a defamatory article about the Hon’ble Governor.
“A police complaint has been lodged against a news portal with the Cyber Crime Police Station at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai on Thursday (14th May) regarding the publication of defamatory news about Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on the internet and its circulation on social media which relates to the alleged facilitation of the travel of a model from Maharashtra to Dehradun enroute Delhi.
“The contents of the news are false, fabricated and based on a nefarious design with an intent to malign the unblemished image of Hon’ble Governor,” said Maharashtra Raj Bhavan in a statement on Thursday evening.
According to Raj Bhavan officials, no such incident took place and the story was planted by some vicious elements to malign the Governor. Police officials said that this fake news was nothing but blackmailing the Governor and action will be taken against the website owners and writers.