Crime branch raids houses of TheWire founders

Delhi Police Crime Branch raids houses of The Wire’s founders Siddharth Varadarajan and others. An FIR was registered against the functionaries of The Wire news portal. BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya has filed a criminal and civil complaint against The Wire over its Meta Story.

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The wire had earlier published several articles claiming the Meta company formerly known as Facebook has given special rights to delete other’s posts to Amit Malviya. The portal had furnished a few screenshots of emails by Meta officials. Many exported questioned the authenticity of these screenshots. The Wire then launched an internal inquiry into the matter on 18th October 2022.

New portal later accepted that the story was not true and they were duped by their employee. The Wire retracted the story on 27th October. The portal issues an apology towards its readers too.

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Amit Malviya had filed criminal and civil cases against The wire for maliciously using his name to defame him. Delhi Police has now acted on the complaints and raids being carried out.

Raids houses of The Wire
Raids on houses of The Wire

Amit Malviya had earlier released statements on the issue.

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