NEW DELHI: Two Delhi- based women journalists arrested on charges of publishing false news aimed at disrupting communal harmony, have been granted bail by a court in the Gomati district of Tripura.
Both were on Sunday detained by the Tripura police after an FIR was registered against them for instigating communal tensions.
The journalists identified as – Sammriddhi K Sakunia and Swarna Jha, were served notices to record their statements. They had arrived in the state on Thursday to cover the reported communal flare-ups.
They had visited Kakraban of Udaipur in Gomati district upon arrival, followed by bordering minority-dominated localities of West Tripura and Sepahijala districts.
A senior police official had said in Agartala on Sunday the journalists posted on social media that a mosque was burnt in Gomati district and a copy of the Quran was damaged.
Tripura police suspect that the videos uploaded by them are doctored.
A press release issued by the office of Tripura police chief VS Yadav claimed that the posts by Sakunia were not true and promoted a sense of hatred between communities.
(With agency inputs)

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