‘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.
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”.
#WATCH | Team of Delhi Police Special cell carrying out searches in the offices of Twitter India (in Delhi & Gurugram)
Visuals from Lado Sarai. pic.twitter.com/eXipqnEBgt
— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2021
Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal was quoted saying that “it appears that Twitter has some information that is not known to the police. And this information is relevant to the inquiry.”
More details awaited.