Youth booked in Imphal
A case was filed against a man here after a purported audio clip of him urging people not to follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s lights-out call went viral on social media, police said on Monday.
Yumnan Devjit, an entrepreneur in his early thirties, urged people not to heed the Prime Minister’s appeal as it would lead to a surge in the load of the power grid, resulting in a nuclear-like explosion in the country, they said.
He said in the clip that the Prime Minister’s appeal would lead to damage to electrical appliances, besides transformers and other installations, police said.
The officials said he has been booked under relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, as his action amounted to refusal to comply with any direction given by or on behalf of the Centre, as well as circulating a false alarm or warning as to disaster, leading to panic.
Devjit is yet to be arrested, they said.