The Bihar authorities has determined to carry offensive and defamatory social media posts in opposition to the federal government, its minsiters, and different officers, below the class of cybercrime, an indication that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is rattled by criticism on web platforms. Having lashed out at such commentary for lengthy, he has now ordered the state police’s Financial Offenses Wing, the nodal level for such crimes, to report and act in opposition to those that make them.
Bihar is among the few states that has hardly ever acted in opposition to offensive views and feedback on the web. A letter written yesterday by the chief of the Financial Offenses Wing, IG Nayyar Hasnain Khan, to all secretaries of the state authorities, nonetheless, modifications all the pieces now.
“It has come to mild that sure individuals and organisations have been making defamatory and offensive feedback on social media in opposition to the federal government, revered ministers, parliamentarians, legislators, and authorities officers,” IG Khan wrote on the letter.
“That is in opposition to prescribed regulation and comes below the class of cybercrime,” he wrote.
The senior officer then requested all officers to tell the Financial Offences Wing about such acts in order that the perpetrators might be dropped at justice.
Mr Kumar’s anger at social media is an open secret. Nearly in all his public speeches, be it official or occasion fora, he calls out cases of disinformation in opposition to his authorities. He additionally urges his supporters in opposition to believing social media posts. Nonetheless, it’s only now that his authorities has determined to behave robust.