Assam police registers case over fake Facebook account of DGP
A fake Facebook account of Assam Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia has been detected. The account in the name of 'Kuladhar Saikia' was opened on June 11, but the DGP's original account is in the name of Kula Saikia, Guwahati Commissioner of Police Hiren Nath said. He said a case has been registered with the Panbazar police station and investigations are on.
A fake account of Nath was also detected last month
"We have taken the matter very seriously and expect to arrest the culprit soon," Nath said. Earlier this month, a fake Facebook account was opened in the name of Nath. A man was arrested in this connection. Nath has no Facebook account. Both the fake Facebook accounts of the DGP and the Commissioner of Police had photographs of the police officials in their uniform.
Assam police upgrading and strengthening its social media presence
Assam police has launched a campaign against the social media misuse in the aftermath of the Karbi Anglong lynching on June 8 and arrested 35 persons for spreading rumors and hate messages on social media. It has also upgraded and strengthened its social media presence by recently launching its SMART Social Media Centre as a platform for engaging and providing information to the citizens.