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08 Sep 2017

Man threatens five eminent women calling them "anti-national"; case filed

Facebook post calls five prominent women "anti-national"

After noted Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead, a Facebook user openly threatened to eliminate five prominent women, terming them "anti-national".

The women mentioned in the open threat post include journalist Sagarika Ghose, authors Shobha De and Arundhati Roy, and activists Kavitha Krishnan and Shehla Rashid.

Delhi Police registered a case following Ghose's complaint against Facebook user Vikram Aditya Rana.

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Facebook post calls five prominent women "anti-national"

Rana's Facebook post after Gauri Lankesh was gunned down

"Let d shooting of #GauriLankesh serve as example to those anti-nationals who masquerade as journalists & activists. I hope this is not d last in a should be episode of serial assassinations of all anti-nationals. Shobha De; Arundhati Roy; Sagarika Ghose; Kavitha Krishnan; Shiela Rashid."

Ghose files complaint under the Information Technology Act

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Ghose files complaint under the Information Technology Act

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Delhi) Anyesh Roy stated they registered an FIR against Rana after Sagarika Ghose filed a complaint.

Ghose said she saw open threat posts on Facebook from Rana who had two accounts on the names "Vikram Aditya Rana and Vikramjb Rana"; he hails from Shillong.

On the day Gauri Lankesh was shot dead, Rana praised her killers in a Facebook post.

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DCP Anyesh Roy's statement

The police officer said: "We received some screenshots copies along with the complaint by Ghose and have asked Facebook officials about the details of Rana, related to his accounts and email ids to track him. His IP address is being traced."

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