Arundhuti Nagar police arrested Abhishek Dhar, a medical representative, for spreading false information related to coronavirus outbreak
Arundhuti Nagar police arrested Abhishek Dhar, a medical representative, for spreading false information related to coronavirus outbreak|Representational image
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COVID-19: Tripura youth arrested over fake news on social media

Abhishek Dhar, a medical representative, shared false info on social media that a person from Arundhuti Nagar was found coronavirus positive; arrested on Sunday

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: The Tripura Police on Sunday arrested a 27-year-old man for spreading rumours on social media over the outbreak of coronavirus aka COVID-19 in the state.

The Arundhuti Nagar police station arrested Abhishek Dhar, a medical representative, for spreading false information related to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Dhar had written on his social media account that one person from Arundhuti Nagar area was found positive and warmed the people to be aware from the spread of COVID-19,” police sources said.

Dhar was booked under section 90 (2) of the Tripura police Act, 2007 soon after he confessed to have posted the false information on the outbreak of coronavirus in Tripura.

In another incident, two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by the Teliamura Police upon suspicious movement on Sunday afternoon.

Teliamura police station officer-in-charge Swapan Debbarma said that two persons were arrested while they were out amid the national lockdown.

The youths, identified as Rubel Das (22) and Kripa Das (20), are residents of Brahmanbari district of Bangladesh.

“The duo have been living in Jirania sub-division of West Tripura district for the last few months and had come here in Khowai for some work when we detected their movement,” Debbarma said.

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