Every time there’s a civil protests govt is ready to pull-out tricks after tricks to suppress the public voice, where all it has to do is to listen to the people who elected it in the first place.
Whether in states or at the centre you’ll see these games played by the people in power again and again. Governments who can’t even manage their PR properly today go to all these lengths to curb movements which wouldn’t have born if the government had been more open in the first place. What they try to hide we’ll never know. The bits that come out become scams worth 15-16 digits. Go figure!