Corona scare: Man held for spreading fake news in Adilabad

By Author  |  Published: 26th Mar 2020  9:33 pm

Adilabad: A man was arrested for allegedly circulating a video on WhatsApp stating that a person was infected with coronavirus in Kaghaznagar town on Thursday.

Kaghaznagar Inspector Mohan said the accused was Veldandi Srikanth, a resident of Balajinagar in the town. Srikanth circulated the clip in a WhatsApp group stating a person was diagnosed with the disease without confirming it from officials concerned and thus creating panic among locals. On knowing this, the police registered a case by taking it as a suo moto cognizance. They produced him before a court.

The Inspector cautioned that stringent action would be taken against those circulating fake news on social media. He suggested that the users not spoil their future by indulging in unlawful activities.

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