Delhi Police detain two for spreading rumours in national capital

Ghughuti Bulletin

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NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Sunday detained some people for allegedly spreading rumours in the national capital.

“Today, some anti-social elements spread rumours. We received many PCR calls. The situation is completely normal. Deployment of police personnel is everywhere. Don’t pay attention to rumours and inform police about it,” Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa told ANI.

“Spreading rumours is a crime. We are closely monitoring social media and will take strict action. Delhi Police has detained some people who spread such rumours. We are registering cases against them and will arrest them,” he said.

Delhi Police has apprehended two suspects from Rohini.

Randhawa said that there is peace in
northeast Delhi, which witnessed violence earlier this week.

“There is peace in northeast Delhi now and we have not received any riot calls for last four days,” he said.

Earlier in the day, refuting rumours about tensions in the city, the Delhi Police urged the people not to pay heed to them, asserting that the situation is completely normal.

“The situation is completely normal. Our senior officers are monitoring the situation. We received some panic calls today. I request the people of Delhi that the situation is normal and do not pay attention to rumours,” Randhawa had said.

“We received some calls from west Delhi, south east Delhi,
Madanpur Khadar, Rajouri Garden, Hari Nagar and Khyala. Situation is normal at these places. Police are monitoring social media platforms as well. We will take action against rumour-mongers,” said Randhawa.

It is worth noting that the entry and exit gates of some
Delhi Metro stations were closed for a short duration on Sunday evening.

The entry and exit gates of
Nangloi,
Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad,
Uttam Nagar West, Nawada and Tilak Nagar were closed for a short duration.”Entry & exit of Nangloi, Surajmal Stadium, Badarpur, Tughlakabad, Uttam Nagar west and Nawada are closed,” the
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.

“Entry and exit gates of Tilak Nagar are closed,” DMRC said in another tweet. However, normal metro services resumed shortly.

“All entry and exit gates are open. Normal service has resumed,” DMRC tweeted.

Earlier, DCP West Delhi tweeted: “RUMOR IS THE BIGGEST ENEMY. A rumour has been noticed that there is some tension in Khyala-Raghubir Nagar area of West District. There is no truth behind it. All are requested to keep calm as the situation is absolutely normal & peaceful.”

The police have appealed people to not trust these rumours.

“It is seen that some anti-social elements are spreading rumours to disrupt peace. People are warned not to spread rumours. They should also stay alert against these rumours. Law and order is completely under control in Delhi. The situation is calm,” the Delhi Police tweeted.

“Rumours are being dealt with vigorously. The citizens of Delhi should fulfill their responsibility and help in maintaining peace,” the Delhi Police said in another tweeted.

At least 42 people died and more than 200 others sustained serious injuries in the violence that rocked North-East Delhi for four days.

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