Fake social media accounts are being used to spread fake news and communally sensitive rumours, including pictures of burning and damaged mosque, following Tuesday’s violence in Tripura, the state police said, adding the situation is “absolutely normal”.
Action will be taken against those spreading rumours, the police said.
Certain persons by using fake social media IDs are spreading fake news/rumours on Tripura. It is informed that law & order situation in the State is absolutely normal.
During yesterday’s protest rally in Panisagar, North Tripura, no masjid was burnt and the pictures being shared of burning or damaged masjid or collection of sticks etc are all fake and are not from Tripura. They may be of some other countries. We are trying to find out who uploaded these fake pictures.
We request people of all communities not to support & subscribe to such fake IDs and do not spread such fake pictures. We have already registered cases and Legal action will be taken against all those spreading fake news and communally sensitive rumours.
Some vested interests are trying to disturb the peaceful communal situation of Tripura.
Tripura police requests every citizen of Tripura to help it in maintaining law and order and peace in Tripura.
Fake news & rumours are being spread in regard to yesterday’s incident at Panisagar. No fire incident took place at any mosque.
A case has been registered against the viral fake posts on social media platforms: Tripura Police IGP Law and order Saurabh Tripathi