Nagpur resident detained by police for spreading rumours about Coronavirus

Nation Next Newsroom | Mar 26, 2020 19:41

A case was registered at Nagpur’s Sadar Police Station on Wednesday against a person for spreading rumours about Coronavirus through social media.

The person was booked under section 188 (disobeying lawful order of a public servant) of the IPC and other relevant provisions of Disaster Management Act.

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Lately, a few audio clips have been doing rounds on Whatsapp claiming a higher number of coronavirus positive cases in the city than it actually is. Nagpur Police has appealed to citizens to not forward or share such clips, which may lead to panic among citizens.