Don’t create or share harmful social media posts, says IGP

Alok Kumar, IGP (Northern Range), has said that action would be taken against those who create or share messages, which could create law and order problems, on social media.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, he said that many innocent people have lost their lives only because of rumours.

“Innocent people have been lynched in several parts of the State and the country. I am giving strict warning that all those who create, share or even like such false information will have to face serious consequences,” he said.

He asked people to report any suspicions to the police and asked police personnel to keep a strict vigil on social media.

Mr. Alok Kumar added that a programme to urge people to shed violence will be held at at Umarani village of Indi taluk on Thursday. “Rivalries have been passing on from generation to generation. The present and the future generations should shed the this rivalry and become law-abiding citizens,” he said.

He also said that the district administration will recommend those people, who do not need guns, to cancel their gun licences.

“During our survey, we found that many people simply do not need guns and we have decided to withdraw the licence of all such persons,” he said.

On the occasion, he handed overthe recovered ornaments to their owners.

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