Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), April 10 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Police have filed a case against unnamed persons and are trying to trace the people who have recorded and circulated a video on WhatsApp, calling for boycotting the vendors of the minority community in colonies.

The case has been filed under section 66 (computer-related offences) of the IT Act soon after the circulation of the video asking people to “stop entry of minority community’s vending carts by checking their identity cards, as they were spreading coronavirus”.

Ashutosh Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of the Nauchandi police station here, said, “An FIR has been filed against unknown persons for circulating an instigating video asking people to ban the entry of the minority community vendors in their colonies.

“The video, which was apparently shot in Meerut’s Shastri Nagar, shows a group of people sitting outside a house and talking to each other. The person recording the video is heard saying that the residents of Shastri Nagar have come together to ban the entry of minority community, including vendors, inside the colony because they were spreading the deadly virus.”

The video has been sent to the cyber cell to trace the exact location and also to track the person who made it.

Meerut District Magistrate Anil Dhingra said, “Action will be taken against those circulating misleading content on social media. They will be dealt severely according to law.”–IANS

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