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Haryana Police Crack Down On COVID-19 Fake News, 38 FIRs Registered

Harayana police have filed a total of 38 FIRs against 36 people for spreading COVID-19 fake news; they have been booked under different sections of the IPC.

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Harayana police have filed a total of 38 FIRs against 36 people for allegedly spreading fake news about COVID-19 on social media across the state. All the 36 rumour-mongers have been booked under different sections of the Indian Penal Code and the IT Act, Additional Director General of Police Navdeep Singh Virk said on Saturday.

READ: COVID-19 Cases Climb To 62 In Haryana, 23 Tablighi Jamaat Members Among Fresh Cases

Police take action

ADGP Virk further advised the citizens neither to post unverified information on their social media accounts nor forward them to others on messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, etc, as they would could land into trouble.

READ: COVID-19: Haryana Govt Directs Private Schools To Not Collect Fees During Lockdown Period

At least 62 people have been infected with the virus in the state with at least 23 members linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event in New Delhi. 

The state government, on the other hand, has directed private schools in the state to not collect fees for the month of April and not pressurize parents to do so till the lockdown period is over. 

READ: Uttar Pradesh To Lift Nationwide Lockdown phase-wise From April 15, Says Yogi Adityanath

READ: Taking All Steps To Prevent Spread Of Coronavirus In Rajasthan: CM Ashok Gehlot

 

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