Assam CM Himanta Biswa Asks Assam Police To File FIR for Spreading Fake News in His Name
Taking to the micro-blogging site, the Assam Chief Minister wrote, "A fake announcement, purportedly issued from my Twitter account, about nonopening of schools, is being circulated on WhatsApp.
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Saram has asked Assam Police to register an FIR for spreading fake news purportedly issued his Twitter account.
Taking to the micro-blogging site, the Assam Chief Minister wrote, "A fake announcement, purportedly issued from my Twitter account, about non-opening of schools, is being circulated on WhatsApp.
This is a fake message and should not be given heed to.@assampolice please file an FIR."
The message reads. "This is an important announcement that schools are not going to open from September, It is postponed to November as Covid cases in the state are not yet controlled, further details will be announced."
The message shared from his handle also reads the post as of August 26, 2021.
Further replying to the tweet, Guwahati Police said that a case is being taken up at Crime Branch, Guwahati.
It is to be mentioned here that, the screenshot was widely been circulated on WhatsApp and other social media handles.
Earlier, speaking to the media the Assam Chief Minister said that some relaxations in COVID restrictions regarding the opening of schools, colleges, and public transport while visiting Golaghat.
Talking to media persons, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Assam Government expected that schools, colleges, and public transport would open from September 1. He said that the government was waiting for the COVID positivity rate to decline to 500 cases per day. At present, the positivity rate was above 700 cases per day.
The Assam Government will be taking the decision on starting physical classes for the degree the third year, post-graduation final year, and Class X from September 1.
Sarma appealed to students and teachers, professors, and employees to take the COVID vaccine. Students also must take the COVID vaccine, he said. The hostels will open for only those students who have been vaccinated. Within 15 days, teachers, professors, and students should take the COVID vaccine so that we can open schools and colleges, said the Chief Minister.