YouTuber in Bihar Posting False Videos of Migrant Violence in Tamil Nadu Surrenders
The Bihar Police are searching for Manish Kashyap, a YouTuber, for allegedly distributing fraudulent films of "attacks on migrant workers in Tamil Nadu." ", according to a statement, turned himself in to police on Saturday in the West Champaran area.
Three complaints against Kashyap and others have been filed by the Economic Offenses Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police on the grounds that they "engaged in distributing false footage of migrants being murdered and beaten up in Tamil Nadu on social media." ".
Four of Kashyap's bank accounts have also been blocked by the EOU.
"Kashyap, who is sought by the police in the southern state of Tamil Nadu and the state of Bihar for spreading false information about laborers, surrendered to the police on Saturday out of fear of being detained and having his property taken," "The EOU said in a statement.
Since yesterday, six teams assembled by the EOU have been conducting raids on his whereabouts at different sites 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.
13 cases have also been filed by the Tamil Nadu Police to investigate 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.