Scribe booked for publishing fake news on KCR
A journalist running a small telugu daily news paper was booked by the Telangana government for publishing false news on chief minister K.Chandrasekhara Rao on Monday.
The Jubilee Hills police in Hyderabad registered a case against A. Chinni Venkateshwara Rao, editor and publisher of Aadab Hyderabad Telugu daily, under Indian Penal Code sections 505 (2) and 505 (b) read with section 34, based on a complaint by a private person.
The editor published a story in his daily on Sunday stating that KCR is hiding in his farmhouse and not coming out as he was infected with Corona virus. Even some of his office staff also was tested positive. He went missing after going in for a morning walk in the town on Monday morning. When he did not return from the walking, his family members got worried and contacted other scribes stating that he might have been kidnapped in Khammam. However, Venkateshwar Rao later informed the friends that he had been picked up by the Hyderabad police who were questioning him about his background. Later, the police booked a case against him.
This can be said that the first case during Corona pandemic for posting false or fake news.