Meghalaya police register 4 cases against rumour mongers

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Shillong, Apr 07:

The Meghalaya police today registered (three) cases in Cyber Crime Police Station and 1 (one) case has been registered in Williamnagar Police Station against rumour mongers, under the relevant provisions of Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act and National Disaster management Act.

Out of the 4 (four) cases, 3 (three) cases have been registered after the applications which have been received through the Fake News Verification Portal have been verified to be fake news.

The police have registered these cases after the general public refused to refrain from propagating or circulating fake news/rumours relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, through Social Media or any other medium.

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Some individuals have disregarded the appeal and uploaded/posted contents which were found to be fake news.

Police informed tha a content which was uploaded in a Facebook page "Ka Sur U Paidbah" has been found to be fake news and hence a case has been registered; similarly the other cases which have been registered include a post regarding a person who has been infected with COVID-19, a post regarding the WHO Protocool & Procedures for Lockdown, and several other fake news.

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The police said that the citizens of the state are hereby requested to kindly desist from uploading/ circulating contents without verfiying the authenticity of the content.

To verify information regarding COVID-19, citizens are requested to make use of the online portal hosted in the department's website http://www.megpolice.gov.in/.

Information can also be validated by checking the verified information uploaded in http://www.megpolice.gov.in/covid-19-fake-news or through the department's official social media pages @ https://www.facebook.com/meghpolice or @ https://twitter.com/MeghalayaPolice.