Bihar: A YouTube user who posted phoney footage of migrants being attacked in Tamil Nadu has given up
According to a statement, Manish Kashyap, a YouTube user sought by the Bihar Police for allegedly posting fraudulent films of "attacks on migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu," turned himself in to police on Saturday in the West Champaran district.
In three instances, Kashyap and others are accused of "engaging in the dissemination of false footage of migrants being murdered and beaten up in Tamil Nadu on social media," according to the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police.
Four of Kashyap's bank accounts have also been blocked by the EOU.
According to a statement released by the EOU, Kashyap, who was sought by the Tamil Nadu and Bihar police in connection with a false news story about labourers in a southern state, surrendered to the police on Saturday out of fear of being arrested and having his possessions taken.
"Since yesterday, six teams formed by the EOU have been conducting raids on his whereabouts at different locations and hideouts with Patna and Champaran Police (Friday). He turned himself in to Bettiah police on Saturday out of fear of being arrested and facing other legal repercussions "That was awful.
On March 6, the EOU filed its first FIR in the matter and detained four people, including Kashyap.
Aman Kumar from Jamui has already been taken into custody by EOU detectives as part of their inquiry into the first Complaint. Aman Kumar, Rakesh Tiwary, Yuvraj Singh Rajput, and Manish Kashyap were among those listed in the FIR.
According to J. S. Gangwar, Additional Director General of Bihar Police (Headquarters), 30 false videos depicting migrant workers being killed and beaten up in Tamil Nadu were widely shared on social media, causing panic among the workers and forcing them to flee the southern state, according to the EOU investigation.
The Tamil Nadu Police has also filed 13 cases to explore the situation.
Prior to that, the Bihar government had also sent a four-person team of senior officials to Tamil Nadu in order to work with the investigators there.