Rumour monger held, freed

IMPHAL, 6th May: Police arrested one person for spreading rumour on social media regarding COVID-19, thus inciting fear and unrest among the public on Wednesday. The person who was booked for spreading false information has been identified as Irengbam Amu alias Amujao (38) s/o (L) I Ranjit of Singjamei Kshetri Leikai but currently residing at Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai. According to police, Amu shared an audio file containing false information regarding COVID-19 through social media on Wednesday morning. This audio file caused fear and panic among the public. He was arrested under Section 51/54 of Disaster Management Act for sharing the audio file which caused panic among the public around 10 am on Wednesday. He was produced before a duty magistrate and later released on bail.

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