Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case sparked huge campaign demanding the “TRUTH” behind the mysterious death. A huge social media campaign endorsed by a Media Channel demanding justice to the death of the actor.
However, reports are now out that about 80,000 fake social media profiles were created in order to discredit the Mumbai police and Maharashtra government’s probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.
The Mumbai police commissioner has approached the cyber cell to look into the matter and register cases under the Information Technology Act.
“We identified the posts in foreign languages because of the hashtags used like #justiceforsushant #sushantsinghrajput and #SSR. We’re in the process of verifying more accounts,” Hindustan Times quoted a senior IPS officer as saying.
The maligning posts were shared on social media platforms from different countries like Italy, Japan, Poland, Slovenia, Indonesia, Turkey, Thailand, Romania and France, said by a report from Mumbai Police.
This comes after the forensic department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in its report to the CBI “ruled out murder” and termed it “a case of hanging and death by suicide”.
Mumbai police commissioner, Param Bir Singh reacted to the reports saying, the campaign was run against Mumbai police to malign their image and derail the investigation. “The campaign was run against Mumbai police just to demoralise us at a time when 84 policemen had died due to the pandemic and over 6,000 men were infected with the virus. This was a motivated campaign with vested interest just to malign the image of Mumbai police and derail our line of investigation.”