No WhatsApp chat confirmed by the government before article 370 scrapping

No WhatsApp chat confirmed by the government before article 370 scrapping

By: Musaib Iqbal MK


After the recent social media reports which went viral allegedly about the WhatsApp conversations before the article 370 was scrapped and it figured in the TRP scam of Mumbai in which one of the news channels became the accused and some officers of TRP section were arrested.

The Union Government said on Tuesday on the floor of the house that it has no information on the leak of WhatsApp chat related to confidential and sensitive information, including scrapping of Article 370, which surfaced during the investigation of TRP scam by the Mumbai Police.

This denial came from the government on the floor of the house on Tuesday and they have tried to lay to rest all the speculations about this WhatsApp chat which went viral on the social media platforms.

According to the PTI 500-page transcript of a purported WhatsApp conversation, containing details of Balakot air strikes and abrogation of Article 370, went viral in January this year after it was submitted by the Mumbai Police before a court as part of its chargesheet in a case of misuse of TV rating point (TRP), which led to a political storm.

“No such information has come to the notice of the government,” Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said in a written reply.

Reddy’s reply came when asked whether the government has taken cognisance of the leak of the Whatsapp chat on confidential and sensitive information which surfaced during the TRP scam investigation.

With PTI inputs


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