‘Covid-19 toolkit’ case: Delhi Police Special Cell conducts searches at Twitter’s offices in Delhi & Gurugram

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Updated: May 24, 2021 9:59 PM

It had been reported that the Delhi Police's Special Cell had sent a notice to Twitter in connection with an inquiry into a complaint regarding the alleged COVID-19 'toolkit'.

Twitter raid Delhi Police Special Cell covid 19 Toolkit(Image Courtesy: Twitter / ANI)

‘Covid-19 toolkit’ case: Delhi Police Special Cell teams conducted searches at Twitter’s offices in Delhi and Gurugram in connection with the ‘toolkit’ probe, officials told PTI on Monday.

ANI reported that the Delhi Police Special Cell team was carrying out these searches in Twitter India’s offices located in South Delhi’s Lado Sarai area, and in other premises located in Delhi and Gurugram.

Sources told agencies that the Delhi Police team had gone to Twitter office to serve a notice, as a part of the routine process. This was necessitated as it was to ascertain who the right person was to serve a notice, as replies by Twitter India MD had been very ambiguous, the source told ANI.

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Earlier, it had been reported that the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had sent a notice to Twitter in connection with an inquiry into a complaint regarding the alleged COVID-19 ‘toolkit’ and sought a clarification from the microblogging site for classifying a related tweet by BJP leader Sambit Patra as “manipulative”.


Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said “it appears that Twitter has some information that is not known to the police.” This information is relevant to the inquiry, he added.

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