Meghalaya chief minister files FIR over fake Twitter account in his name

“If I win elections, I will legalise weed (marijuana) in Shillong...,” the fake account tweeted.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2017 16:29 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Shillong
Mukul Sangma,Meghalaya chief minister,Twitter
Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma.(PTI File Photo)

Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma filed an FIR over a fake Twitter account created in his name, a police official said on Sunday.

Sangma lodged a formal complaint at the Sadar police station after he was informed about the account, Davies Marak, district police chief of East Khasi Hills, said.

The message posted from the fake Twitter account stated: “If I win elections, I will legalise weed (marijuana) in Shillong...”

“We have written to Twitter seeking details about the user who created the account,” Marak said.

The police have already registered a case under various sections of the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code, he added.

First Published: Apr 23, 2017 16:28 IST