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TMC’s Saket Gokhale detained over tweet about Modi's Morbi visit

Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s National spokesperson Saket Gokhale has been arrested by the Gujarat Police on Tuesday. In a tweet about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Morbi over their bridge collapsed and 135 people died in October. Meanwhile, Gokhale allegedly shared a news clipping in which Rs 30 crore was spent on PM Modi’s visit. […]

Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s National spokesperson Saket Gokhale has been arrested by the Gujarat Police on Tuesday.

In a tweet about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Morbi over their bridge collapsed and 135 people died in October.

Meanwhile, Gokhale allegedly shared a news clipping in which Rs 30 crore was spent on PM Modi’s visit.

Earlier on 1 November Press Information Bureau fact-checked the claim and called it fake. “No such RTI response has been given.”

Moreover, from Rajasthan’s Udaipur Gokhale was picked up and has been brought to Ahmedabad for the investigation.

Taking to Twitter TMC leader Derek O’Brien tweeted, “At 2 in the morning on Tuesday, he called his Ma [mother] and told her that they are taking him to Ahmedabad and he would reach Ahmedabad by noon today. The police let him make that one two-minute phone call and then confiscated his phone and all his belongings.”

However, O’Brien claimed that Ahmedabad’s cyber cell cooked up a case against Gokhale.

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