Police to Act Tough on Those Spreading Rumours, Fake News: DGP
GUWAHATI: Assam director general of police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta on Wednesday, March 25 warned people against spreading rumours and misinformation during the ongoing lockdown due to coronavirus.
“This is not an ordinary time, the police is trying it's best to ensure lockdown,” mentioned the DGP.
He added that the Disaster Management Act has applied and if anyone disobeys, they can be put in jail for a year, which will be a non-bailable offence.
“People spreading rumours and misinformation will also be punished,” said Mahanta.
They will be booked under IT Act and Disaster Management Act, he added.