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Wokha police arrest one woman for circulating fake news

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By EMN Updated: Jul 16, 2021 8:34 pm
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Dimapur, July 16 (EMN): Personnel of Wokha women police on July 14 arrested one lady for circulating fake news/rumours on social media.

According to a DIPR report, the accused had, on July 11, uploaded a very disturbing picture and voice message of a patient in serious health condition stating that the incident happened after it was administered Covid-19 vaccination. It added that the news went viral and confused many people because of her negative comment/ picture about the Covid-19 vaccine.

The police, after a thorough and proper investigation, found out that the news was fake and never related to the Covid-19 vaccination. In this connection, one lady was arrested and registered a case against her at Wokha women police station vide PS case NO-7/2021 and forwarded to judicial custody.

Meanwhile, the ADC of Wokha, Lankonsen Tsanglao, has lauded the Wokha police for the prompt action in apprehending the person and urged the people to restrain from spreading fake and unconfirmed news. He also urged the public to forward any details/ information to the district helpline number 9863663885 for any query and verification. He further called upon the people to help the authorities during such trying times as the government is doing its best for the safety of the community.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 16, 2021 8:34:49 pm