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FIR filed against fake news circulated through WhatsApp on September 20

The Director of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) Meghalaya has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against fake news circulated through WhatsApp on September 20.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Sep 2020 4:31 AM GMT

A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG: The Director of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) Meghalaya has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against fake news circulated through WhatsApp on September 20.

The fake news stated that "Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has announced a complete lockdown on Monday and Tuesday in Shillong agglomeration. Lockdown will be used to trace contacts of the cases reported in Shillong. Citizens urged to cooperate fully".

The FIR has been filed with the Officer in Charge of the Cyber Crime Police Station for taking necessary action according to the relevant provisions of law against the person(s) for propagating the fake news.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Director (News) Doordarshan Kendra, Shillong also informed that an FIR has also been filed with the Station Head Officer, Madanrting Police Station, Shillong against circulation of the fake news on social media using the logos of DD News Shillong.

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