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Covid-19 pandemic: ‘Exaggeration’ cuffs on 2

Poddar was accused of giving a 'fake, motivated and exaggerated view' of the death of one of his friends during a telephone conversation
The duo have been booked under sections that deal with intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, circulating rumours with the intention to create fear and alarm in public, provocation for causing rioting, common intention and sections of the Disaster Management Act.

Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 01.05.20, 01:06 AM

Two men have been arrested for allegedly circulating a clip of a Covid-related conversation that police said contained false information and was “motivated and exaggerated”.

Naveen Kumar Poddar was accused of giving a “fake, motivated and exaggerated view” of the death of one of his friends during a telephone conversation with Rajib Sharma alias Pappu.

Sharma has been arrested for allegedly recording the conversation and circulating the clip in the social media. A case was drawn at Burtolla police station on Thursday, after which both the accused were questioned for hours and arrested.

The duo have been booked under sections that deal with intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, circulating rumours with the intention to create fear and alarm in public, provocation for causing rioting, common intention and sections of the Disaster Management Act.

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