Six Arrested in Imphal for Circulating Hate Videos on Social Media

The motive behind the circulation is yet to be ascertained.

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Six people were detained by the Manipur police on Friday, 25 May for allegedly cirulating hate videos on social media, reported The Indian Express.

The motive behind the circulation is yet to be ascertained.

“It has come to the notice of the police department that certain videos with inflammatory speeches had gone viral through social media causing potential tensions and disharmony in the community residing in the state. Since the circulation of these videos, we have swung into immediate action and arrested the perpetrators. So far we have arrested six people,” said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Clay Khongsai, as quoted by IE.

The accused were arrested from various parts of the state following a complaint pertaining to cybercrime.

The detained individuals have been charged with promoting enmity between different groups, criminal intimidation and under IT Act.

(With inputs from The Indian Express)

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