In case of fake news on social media, police arrested 3 persons

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In case of fake news on social media, police arrested 3 persons

Imphal: Manipur Police has arrested three persons for uploading and spreading fake news on social media platform, Facebook at various places in Imphal West and Imphal East districts during the last 24 hours.
The arrests came after the state police reiterated appeals to the public not to spread false information/news that could incite violence and disturb law and order and strict legal action against any such defaulters. Action will be taken.
The Imphal East District Police has arrested one Moirangthem Sanjit alias Boi (37) under Porompat police station of Brahmapur Bheigyabati Leikai for allegedly uploading and spreading fake news on social media platform, Facebook.

A Facebook page named Boe Moirangcha’ uploaded a post on Facebook, meant to spread fake news, create mass fear, and incite conflict and hatred between communities, a few days ago, according to a police report.

Police also successfully foiled an attempt to incite communal disharmony by spreading false rumors/messages after encountering a message disseminated on social media that contained misleading information aimed at inciting tension between communities.

Swiftly responding to this threat, police took immediate action, and successfully tracked and arrested the two individuals on Sunday responsible for the propagation of the false message in connection with the case registered at Lamphel PS, Imphal West District.

The arrested persons were remanded into judicial custody after being produced before different courts, the police added.

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