Anupriya lodges complaint on 'fake' Twitter handles

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New Delhi, Jul 6: Minister of State for Health and Family Planning, Anupriya Patel, today lodged a complaint with Delhi Police, hours after a tweet by a purported fake handle in her name targeting people from a community was trolled on the micro-blogging site.

Patel, who became the youngest minister to be inducted in the Cabinet after a reshuffle yesterday, wrote a letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Kumar Verma, specifically mentioning about a controversial tweet by a handle named @Anupriya_Patel.

Anupriya reports 'fake' Twitter handles

The controversial tweet targeting persons from the community was later deleted. In her complaint, Patel (36), a first-time MP from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, told the Delhi Police chief, "There are several fake Twitter accounts active in my name, and I bring this to your notice that in future they might be used to tarnish my social and political image."

"My official Twitter handle is @AnupriyaSPatel. A handle named @Anupriya_Patel has posted an insulting tweet. A snapshot of the same has been attached with the complaint. Kindly investigate the matter at the earliest," the complaint read.

PTI

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