Jammu And Kashmir Police Clarify: 'Petrol Pumps In Jammu To Stay Open'

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The Jammu and Kashmir Police has issued a statement on Sunday warning that there is a rumour going on saying that petrol pumps in Jammu will be shut on Monday and that those who are spreading the falsehood will be dealt with stringently.

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Updated On:

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has issued a statement on Sunday warning that there is a rumour going on saying that petrol pumps in Jammu will be shut on Monday and that those who are spreading the falsehood will be dealt with stringently. The police also posted the statement from the Inspector General on its Twitter account. The statement also said that 2G mobile internet services have been disrupted owing to technical reasons.

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Below is the statement by the police:

"It has been brought to our attention that a rumour is doing rounds that petrol pumps in the city are going to be closed from tomorrow. It is hereby clarified that this is a malicious rumour and is absolutely false. We request all members of the public to not pay heed to this incorrect information. We also request you to bring those persons who are spreading this misinformation to our notice immediately by calling 100 or by contacting your local police station. We warn the rumour mongers to refrain from spreading misinformation otherwise strict proceedings shall be initiated against them."

Below is the post on Twitter from IG Jammu Mukesh Singh: 

Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma spoke to Republic TV where he explained that the situation was normal.

"The situation is completely normal. Things are very stable. The schools are functioning and businesses are being conducted. There is no interruption in the movement of the people," he said.

Earlier on Sunday, Republic Media Network spoke to K Vijay Kumar - the advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik who said that the plans for a fair future in Kashmir are in place.  He spoke about several issues including security clampdown, fake news, communication blackout, etc. Below is the link for the story.

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