I’m sad you are alive“, is one among the many messages that is addressed to NDTV India anchor Ravish Kumar on a WhatsApp Group. On September 22nd, Ravish Kumar had put up a post along with multiple screenshots on his Facebook page alleging that a group of people repeatedly add him to a specific WhatsApp group for the sole purpose of abusing him. These screenshots were from the WhatsApp group called “ऊँ धर्म रक्षति रक्षित:”. Ravish Kumar stated in his post that even if he exits the group, he’s added back to the group after certain political events and abusive language is used to target him.

Based on the screenshots posted by Ravish, we tried to track down the people targeting him and this is what we found.

Niraj Dave abusing Ravish

The above screenshot has been taken from Ravish’s post which shows a person with the number “7575826300” stating, “मुझे भी दुःख है तू जीवित है (I’m also sad that you’re still alive)”. We looked up this phone number and found that it has been advertised multiple times by an export agency called Anjaney Exports.

anjaney exports

Considering that it is an export agency, we looked for the company Anjaney Exports on Indiamart.com and found the following information.

As can be seen in the image above, the number “7575826300” from the WhatsApp account matches the Tweets shown earlier from the Anjaney Exports account and also matches the details in this IndiaMart entry. Phone numbers on IndiaMart are verified via OTP (One Time Password). The names and address have to be put in manually by the entity who wants to be featured in IndiaMart. That would indicate that the Anjaney Exports entry along with the phone numbers and address were manually entered by the person managing the account which in this case would be Niraj Dave whose name is listed as Managing partner.

The IndiaMart entry has another phone number and we looked it up on Truecaller. While the first phone number isn’t masked in this post because it is already available in public domain, we have masked the second phone number for the sake of the person’s privacy.

Niraj D Twitter account

This Truecaller entry also shows that this person’s Twitter handle is “Nir_27”. Again, this is a verified Truecaller profile as indicated by the blue tick mark. Further, a tweet by Nir_27 account confirms that the Niraj Dave handling Anjaney Exports is the same as Niraj Dave handling the Nir_27 Twitter account.

Niraj Dave

We looked up the Nir_27 Twitter profile and it is followed by none other than the Prime Minister of India.

Niraj Dave Twitter profile

The following 2012 tweet indicates that Niraj Dave is also close to other BJP leaders like Subramanian Swamy.

Niraj Dave subramanian swamy

Some of the other messages sent by Niraj Dave on this group can be seen below.

Other than Niraj Dave, we also investigated one of the Admins of the WhatsApp group who goes by the name Akash Soni.

Akash SOni

The WhatsApp profile image is a picture of him with Nirmala Sitharaman.

akash-soni-with-nirmala-sitharaman

Infact, Akash Soni’s Facebook profile and personal page has many more pictures of him with various BJP leaders.

akash-soni-with-anurag-thakur-manoj-tiwari-jp-nadda

Akash Soni has also posted private numbers of multiple journalists like Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar, Rajdeep Sardesai and Abhisar Sharma publicly on his Facebook timeline.

Ashok Soni Facebook TImeline

This WhatsApp group also has Nikhil Dadhich who is followed by PM Modi and had celebrated Gauri Lankesh’s murder by tweeting – “A bitch died a dog’s death”.

Nikhil Dadhich in WhatsApp Group

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Alt News had recently exposed how BJP National IT Cell head Amit Malviya had put out an edited video clip of Ravish Kumar’s speech to defame him. Earlier, a person unrelated to Ravish Kumar was portrayed as his sister who’s charged with a corruption case. Independent journalism continues to scar those who are in power and their supporters.

Article jointly researched by Neelesh Purohit and Pratik Sinha.
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63 Comments on "Alt News Investigation – People behind the targeted harassment of Ravish Kumar via WhatsApp"

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Vivek Shetty
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Holy shit! Using the internet for such impressive investigative journalism. Awesome work, guys!

Kalaa_Kauaa
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Sarcasm? Really? As long the facts stated are irrefutable, your scepticism about the article’s intent is misplaced

Maaz Kalim
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Holy shit! Using the entirety of ‘pop-Interweb’ to spread eye-popping gospel truth. Awesome work, RWers!

Indian
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Please expose other bigots also. Thank you.

Neetaj
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Dear AltNews you are doing a yeoman serviceti India,. By unmasking these abusive and murderous goondas of BJP. And PM following these people shows that he is hands in gloves with these anti-sicial criminal mindset people. Hats off to you for your contribution and sacrifices thay you may have to make at personal level. On behalf of majority if indians I an indebted to you. Would ve happy to participate in any crowdfunding initiative by you. Long live India. Let truth prevail.

Rakesh Agrawal
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Ravish Kumar is the epitome of responsible and pro-people journalism, the only hope remaining in this age of Godi and Bikau media and his safety & security must be assured, else we will keep talking and discussing Hindu-Muslim issues and will never focus on health, education and livelihoods.
That will not be his, but our loss, so he must be protected against these torch bearers of patriotism and nationalism that’s fake and hollow.

Prem Panwar
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I’m all regards for Ravish Kumar, I’m not sure if my suggestion is right but I think it’s a fit case to file a defamation suit against such fraudsters to drag them in an appropriate court of wherein they along with their mentor can be exposed before the public otherwise this cowardice gang will keep dping more harm not only to the all important anchors like Ravish,Rajdeep,Abhisar etc but to the public at large

Priyal
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Looks like it all comes down to be modi’s fault just like always.

TruthDoesn\'tDie
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True, his fault only

Raj
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Nope, not Modi’s fault. The 31% dimwits who voted him to power are to be blamed

leekan
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careful ! your mother could be one among them

ANSHUL KAPOOR
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Great work Pratik and team. All of this should be brought in public domain. Thanks a lot. The fact that these people are also followed by the PM, says a thousand words.

Antifa
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Someone should also target these scoundrels as there identity is exposed now.

TruthDoesn\'tDie
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Again great work by AltNews… these bhakts dont know that this type of tactics cant deter ravish bhai… looks like modi govt is more scared of ravish than opposition

James Bonda
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Great Work!! James Bond can’t stand near you. Why don’t you contact Trump, he may place you as an agent in Pakistan.

TruthDoesn\'tDie
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Glad u bring Pakistan, looks like u guys ve nice relationship with them as many fake news are generated from there.. has indian govt signed an agreement for mutual sharing of fake news with Pakistan government? 😂😜

Arshad
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Sahi Karr Rahey Hain tum jaisey Patrakaron ka yehi haal hona chahiye

mehak
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great work alt news. u make exposing these abusers sound so simple. tho lots of hard work I’m sure! either way thank u on behalf of indians.

Jay
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Great job guys!

SOUMITRA DASGUPTA
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Shady characters like this Dave fellow should be exposed thoroughly. How does this rascal have the gall and the audacity to threaten respected journo like Ravish Kumar ?

TruthDoesn\'tDie
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Bcoz he knows his boss ll protect him

Kishan Chand
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AltNews has done a commendable job.
I Salute AltNews for his contribution to society.

Kishan Chand
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AltNews has done and is doing commendable.
In the instant case, it has done Very Good Investigation
I Salute AltNews for it’s contribution to Society.

Shoaib
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Dear Alt News,
You are da only fear for dis Bhartiya jungle propaganda party…….God bless you,you have to protect Ravish who is da symbol of positive criticism in todays world.

Shoaib
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Why all pigs r followed by doggy ji??🤔

Manoj Saini
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It’s really good that you have brought isdue of abuse on social media but why are you so hell bent on defending Ravish Kumar ? Is it personal or some mutual understanding? From last some post ,the focus of this page is to bring out abuse done by right wingers. It means you believe totally that only RW indulge in abuse on social media. You need to wake up from a long sleep now. If you claim to posses some ethics ,which you claim that others don’t HV, it will not be a Herculean task to bring out the severe… Read more »
Maaz Kalim
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Well, the manpower behind a certain side of abuse defeats every other “abuse” in comparison. 😑

Vimlesh
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Good.

Saurav Mishra
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Bravo Alt News! Just Bang-on. Please someone file against these bastards.

Nidhi s.
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Sir ònly say tht.. jo true bolate he unko hi sab bolta he… I like to join Ravish kumar grp…

Maaz Kalim
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Huh?? WhatsApp®? 🤔

Shivi
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It is only because of such quality work, journalism is still surviving. Terrific work team alt news.. Not only for investigating but also having the courage to publish it. Kudos..

Raja
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Heck man.. this looks like a Mafia ring.

Shariff
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Good job Altnews

Shariff
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Good job Altnews……God bless!

deepak
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A dedicated Vdo should be uploaded on youtube on this matter. alt news plz make vdo on it.. thank you ..

Manish
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Ravish is not a holy cow. He is also a person who helps traitor in the name of FoE & hence outrage of few sensitive people is obvious. What’s a big deal. And what’s a big deal if PM follows few patriots, who love their country. And by the way these patriots are businessmen, as shown by your own investigative journalism, and not some road side goons. So it’s simply their outrage against a person who protects traitors, pro pakistani, biased and pro muslim (in the name of pseudo secularism) people. Alas ! You would spent your talent of investigative… Read more »
Maaz Kalim
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😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

gurvinder singh
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Who is the teacher of their hate subject? why the want to devide India on religious ground? Is some foreign player or agency behind these scruplus elements?

Maaz Kalim
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Well, if that’s your thought-process, it better shouldn’t be shared by others else we’re bound to be doomed. 😑

Your answer: Nazis!*

overlord
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Excellent dissection of the story, investigative journalism at peek…..hats off

Abodh
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Its a shame that people like them, who abused a Crusader like Ravish is being followed by our Beloved PM. what else we need in New India. … Achchhe din?

Alina
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Great work Alt news , let the bhagwa Terrorist wipe out from our India,
aur gaandu bhakto ko ban karo.

S L Parjapati
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Ravish and Prateek, ram on regardless. Your services to the nation and humanity are commendable. Carry on gentlemen. All these troll rascals will die their own death.

Agnes
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There is nothing new in this type investigation an ordinary mobile user can make this type things if u both big expert in this field than u better how turecaller works .if this type of things happen why should not u or ur client r Kumar lodge a complane . Other wise ur only aim is just false pain

Sugyan Modi
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आपका बहुत -बहुत आभार.
सत्यधर्मणा, ‘सत्य’की खोज में आपकी पहल अभिनंदनीय है.

Maaz Kalim
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चतुर-व्यंग्य!!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂*

Maaz Kalim
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Yes, and the track-record of Indian law enforcement, even if strictly considering such cases, is phenomenal!*

somil gupta
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Beautiful work! keep it up folks.

Mohit Gupta
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These *investigative* guys are such wellas to waste their time on these useless things!

What these morons have done can be done by an average 2 grader too, except for the reason that nobody other than these two stupids would like to waste time so unimaginatively.

Grab some productive job, guys. Don’t be a burden on earth.

Maaz Kalim
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😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

SK MD Sarfaraz
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Productivity means what “Fake News and Communal Politics”? ALT news please keep up the good work, enough of Hindu Muslim and so on… the only thing we should be proud of is being an Indian. As an Indian only Shouting Vande Ma Taram is not patriotism that BJP propagates….Real patriot will rather pay taxes on time, do not spit in roads, timely and work honestly, contribute towards poor, uplifting societies….not shouting Vande Ma Taram and next thing you know they are lynching or shooting people and this narrative is not the correct nationalism…hence I conclude please realize what real nationalism… Read more »
S T
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Great Job, Alt News

Raminder Pal Singh
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A very big thanks to whole ” Alt news ” team from the bottom of my heart.. Really … I appreciate it .. Eyes Filled With a Smile rite nw… Baba Nanak Mehar Kre Apki Puri Team pe..!!!

Guest
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Sir,
Sharing the article on WhatsApp link is not working, please fix this, I am using your app on Android.

Chaitanya Manoj Trivedi
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Chaitanya Manoj Trivedi

Kudos ALTnews team… Keep this up. You are a bright ray in dark clouds of fake news.

Dear Ravish, You will be protected by goodwill of right people. We are deeply thankful for the great service that you do for this nation.

smg
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So, is Mr. Ravish’s mention of the allegation that PM Modi is behind the sacking of the editor of Hindustan Times true? If not this has to be condemned

Maaz Kalim
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He didn’t accused himself, how’s reporting current-affairs “condemnable,” Mr “Nationalist??”

Atish jambhulkar
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Great Investigation alt news…keep it up.

चैतन्य चतुर्वेदी
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चैतन्य चतुर्वेदी
श्री रवीश कुमार जी, मेरा अनुमान है कि सभी तर्कसंगत, खुले और स्वच्छ विचारों वाले लोग आपका भला चाहते हैं। जो संकीर्ण मानसिकता से ग्रसित हैं उनके विचारों का क्या मोल। मेरा यह भी मानना है कि परमात्मा ने हम सब को मूलभूत आधार पर कुछ सीखने के लिए यहाँ भेजा है। वह कार्य हमने सहर्ष स्वीकार कर यहाँ जन्म लिया है। आप अपने उस कार्य को बख़ूबी करते नज़र आते हैं। अतः कोई भय न करें। सावधान रहना आवश्यक है परन्तु भय करना ठीक नहीं। जो भूल गये हैं और भटक गये हैं, वो पुनः पैदा होंगे उस समाज… Read more »
Sameer Usmani
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Dear Ravishji, don’t worry about these dhamkees.. We all are with you.. If they are really a Veer Bahadur then open challenge from us to these gundas come to Bhopal and fight us one on one.. They all are good for nothing chamchas..

A K. Verma
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Sir, has an FIR been lodged by Shri Ravish Kumar Jee. If not, then he has to answer a lot. If he has lodged the FIR, then we should see that the culprits are punished. By dragging the name of PM, he has shown that he is out of focus on the issue. I may follow someone even if I am against his ideology. As a citizen, I would like to follow Rahul Jee as well as Modi Jee. What is wrong with it.

Dr Pramod
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Good to see people umnasking their ugly face. The face of hatered.

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