Kolkata: The CID has begun investigation against Russell Aziz, son of CPI-M MP Mohammad Selim, for uploading false information on his Facebook page to create panic on the day of Panchayat election on Monday.
Aziz had stated on his Facebook page that in north Dinajpur, a presiding officer and a polling officer had been killed by some miscreants, allegedly close to Trinamool Congress.
As Aziz is the son of Mohammad Selim from North Dinajpur, polling personnel thought that the Facebook post was true and stopped work. The CID took up the case and has begun an inquiry in this regard.
The police have said that the information was deliberately uploaded to create confusion among the voters, public and state government employees, who are engaged with polling. Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has termed the social media platform as “fakebook.”