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Criminal Action For Forwarding Unverified News: Police

The Cyberabad police warned of legal action under the Disaster Management Act against anyone forwarding unverified news on Whatsapp, FB etc. about the coronavirus.
Hyderabad | 15th March 2020
The Cyberabad police department on Sunday issued an advisory on spreading false news about the coronavirus.

It said that the government departments were taking all possible measures to isolate and stop the spread of coronavirus in the city, and urged the residents of its jurisdiction to not believe in any unverified news or messages, and to not forward any such false or unverified messages to anybody.

It said that citizens should take adequate precautions as per the advisory of the health department for personal hygiene, and not to be bothered about the happenings elsewhere.

It said that if anybody was found spreading false or unverified news or messages to create fear and panic in the society, legal action would be taken against them under section 54 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
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