In a sharp attack on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Congress on Wednesday said a fortnight has elapsed since Chouhan’s Twitter account was hacked but the FIR has not been registered in this case, leading to suspicion that the hacking might have been at the latter’s instance.
“A tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi was made from the account, after it was hacked, and despite the sensitivity of the matter, the Cyber Cell hasn’t registered a case, which smacks of a conspiracy”, said Congress chief spokesperson KK Mishra.
“The incident had occurred on November 9. Till date, it hasn’t been found which official or employee of the agency that handles CM’s social media accounts, was responsible for it. Clearly, the case has been put in the cold storage”, alleged Mishra.
“If the account was not ‘hacked’ here, it could be the handiwork of anti-national persons in Bangladesh or Pakistan, but there is still no probe into it”, he added.
“We are waiting for seven more days, and if there is no action, we will go to Cyber Cell and lodge complaint so that such a sensitive matter gets probed”. Congress has said that even a fortnight after chief minister’s Twitter account was ‘hacked’, there has been no FIR in this case, leading to suspicion that the ‘hacking’ was not an outsider’s action but a deliberate act.
'Reveal name of agency that handles CM’s social media accounts'
Congress has also questioned that if chief minister’s twitter account is his personal or government’s account? If it is a personal account then how political tweets are made from it, and shouldn’t the Election Commission take cognizance of it, asked the party.
What is the issue?
On November 9, Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu tweeted, “All those who work for the Railways must work towards realising Honourable PM’s dream @narendramodi”. Subsequently, a tweet was made from Chouhan’s twitter handle (@ChouhanShivraj), “I like it you said hon’bl PM’s dream not dream of Indians! He will definitely be pleased by your bhakti. U will go places!”
Later, this sarcastic tweet was deleted. However, some people had taken screenshots of the tweet by then. Later, CM’s handle tweeted, “It appears miscreants had briefly hacked my account & had sent out mischievous tweets, we have taken back the control and are back on the track”.