FIR lodged against circulation of fake news

SHILLONG, Sep 21: A first information report (FIR) has been filed against a fake news which went in circulation in social media on September 20.

The FIR has been filed with the officer in charge, Cyber Crime Police Station, Meghalaya Shillong by the Director of Information and Public Relations.

The fake news which went viral on WhatsApp states that the “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”.    

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

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