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Jharkhand Police Asked to File Case Over Fake Tweet Announcing Lockdown

The government said that the screenshot of Hon'ble CM Hemant Soren twitter account in circulation is a fake post. (Representational Image-PTI)

The government said that the screenshot of Hon'ble CM Hemant Soren twitter account in circulation is a fake post. (Representational Image-PTI)

In a tweet, the Chief Minister's Office said no decision regarding a lockdown was taken by the state government.

The Jharkhand government asked the police to lodge a case after a fake screenshot of Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s official Twitter handle announcing lockdown was shared. In a tweet, the Chief Minister’s Office said no decision regarding a lockdown was taken by the state government.

“This screenshot of Hon’ble CM @HemantSorenJMM’s twitter account in circulation is a fake post. It is REITERATED that no such decision on Covid-19 lockdown has been taken by the state government," it tweeted. “Jharkhand police is instructed to file FIR, identify the miscreants & take action," it added.

As per the fake screenshot, all schools, colleges, institutes and religious places will apparently be shut from December 6 to January 1 in view of the omicron variant.

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first published:December 04, 2021, 22:09 IST