Amit Shah Fake Video Case: Reetam Singh, Assam Congress 'War Room' Coordinator, Arrested By Police

Amit Shah Fake Video Case: Reetam Singh, Assam Congress 'War Room' Coordinator, Arrested By Police

Himanta Biswa Sarma took to his official social media account and claimed that a person who has been identified as Reetom Singh (Reetam Singh) has been arrested by the Assam Police in the said case.

Azhar KhanUpdated: Monday, April 29, 2024, 06:58 PM IST
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Amit Shah Fake Video Case: Reetam Singh, Assam Congress 'War Room' Coordinator, Arrested By Police | X

Assam: In a major development, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the state Police have arrested a person in connection with the fake video involving Union Home Minister and top BJP leader Amit Shah. Himanta Biswa Sarma took to his official social media account and claimed that a person who has been identified as Reetom Singh (Reetam Singh) has been arrested by the Assam Police in the said case. The police have taken the accused into their custody and have proceeded with the probe.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted on X, "Assam police have arrested an individual named Sri Reetom Singh in connection with the fake video involving Honorable Home Minister Sri @AmitShah." A purported video of Home Minister Amit Shah was doing rounds on social media in which it was claimed that "BJP would end the reservation for SC, ST, and OBC if voted to power."

What Is The Fake Video Case?

However, in the original footage, the Union Home Minister claimed that BJP would end the reservation given to the Muslim community. He also called the reservation given to Muslims "unconstitutional." BJP social media head Amit Malviya shared the original and the fake video on social media and also warned the Telangana Congress of refraining from spreading such fake videos.

About The Accused Reetam Singh

Reetam Singh's X bio suggests that he is the War Room Coordinator of Assam Congress. He has been arrested by the Assam Police for allegedly posting edited videos and abusive contents on Social Media.

Reetam Singh's alleged post on X

Reetam Singh's alleged post on X |

Who is Reetam Singh?

Reetam Singh’s X (formerly Twitter) account reads he is a rocket scientist, lawyer, social engineer and War Room Coordinator of Congress party in Assam.

Being a vocal opposition of the ruling BJP, Reetam Singh had recently urged people to slam/criticise Modi,BJP Govt, Himanta, any Minister/MLA/MPs of BJP openly on social media. However, he cautioned them to not post “life threatening” messages online.

He assured those voicing their anti-BJP opinions that , “Team of reputed Senior Lawyers & Legal Professionals across Assam & India will make sure you are never arrested. Will do your case for free.”

On his LinkedIn Profile his bio reads: “An adaptable and responsible Social Engineer seeking opportunities to develop new skills while enhancing the ones already possessed. My degree in Space Systems Engineering and Law has enabled me to reinstate good organisational skills along with an analytical/logical approach to problem-solving. I am capable of working both on my own initiative, as well as being part of a team. Having worked on cross-national projects; I am acquainted to the conditions and requirements of an international workplace environment. My degree has taught me a lot about originality and quality through my work; but I believe there is always room for self-improvement both personally and professionally.”

Telangana CM Revanth Reddy Summoned By Delhi Police

Telangana Chief Minister and Congress leader Revanth Reddy has also been summoned by the Delhi Police in connection with the case. The Delhi Police has asked the Telangana CM to be present along with all the electronic gadgets used by him on Wednesday (May 1).

Rivals unable to take us on directly now spreading fake videos: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on election campaigning in Maharashtra's Satara district, on Monday said political opponents who are inefficient to take on the BJP-led government are now misusing technology to circulate fake and AI videos on social media.

Speaking at a rally in Karad, he cautioned people to remain vigilant and alert the authorities when they come across any instances of fake videos. "Opponents are using AI to distort quotes of leaders like me, Amit Shah and JP Nadda to create social discord.. By using technology, these people are making fake videos in my voice, which is creating danger. If you see any fake video, inform the police," Modi said.

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