Chandigarh, September 8, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
In their continued crackdown on rumour mongering, Punjab Police has arrested nambardaar of Jattpura village in Ludhiana for uploading fake and objectionable post about human organ trafficking at Rajindra Hospital Patiala on Facebook and spreading rumours about Covid-19 leading to panic amongst citizens, besides tarnishing the state Govt efforts to contain the pandemic.
The accused had been identified as Mandeep Singh @ Deepa s/o Mohinder Singh r/o Village Jattpura PS Hathur. An FIR No. 72 dt 07.09.2020 u/s 188 IPC 54 Disaster Management Act PS Hathur has been registered in the case.
Investigation has revealed that Mandeep had uploaded a post on his Facebook Profile “Deepa Dhillon Jattpura” on 24.08.2020 wherein he made disparaging remarks about Rajindra Hospital Patiala and referred to it as being a Centre for Human Organ Trafficking and levelled baseless allegation that they kill people by injections, etc. against the Hospital, a spokesperson disclosed.
The accused has admitted that he had uploaded the Post in haste in emotion as his Uncle (Sarpanch of his Village) had died recently due to COVID-19, the spokesperson added.
Notably, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday had directed the DGP to crack down on all rumour mongers and web channels spreading misinformation among the people about the pandemic.
Discsoling further, the spokesperson said that mobile phone which was used to upload the post has been confiscated and is being forensically examined to ascertain all facts.