Hailakandi district police have arrested a fake journalist named Dilwar Hussain Laskar for posing as a correspondent of an Assam-based news portal, on Sunday.
36 people have been arrested as on Sunday for the same. Out of these 36 persons, nine have been released on bail.
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The most striking news that Assam Police today shared is that ‘The Assam Tribune’ (one of the most trusted daily of the State) newspaper’s mobile application, which is available on Google Playstore is fake and unauthorized. “FAKE NEWS ALERT! Beware – the Mobile App of ‘The Assam Tribune’ newspaper, available on Google Playstore is Fake & Unauthorised. Do not download, use or make any payment. ‘The Assam Tribune’ does not have any App,” tweeted Assam Police.
It needs mention here that on April 8, 31 persons were arrested in Assam for circulating ‘fake news’ reports on social media in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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While 9 were released on bail, 9 of the detainees were acquitted. This is a sharp spike from the 23 arrests related to ‘fake news’ which were reported till April 7.
Among those held, the arrest of Dhing MLA Aminul Islam had created ripples across Assam. State Police arrested Aminul Islam (under case No. 877/2020, U/S 120(B)/153(A)/124(A)/295(A)) early morning on Tuesday after interrogating him the previous night.
Additionally, the Assam Police has arrested 1,454 persons for violating lockdown rules, and 11,200 vehicles have been detained. 738 cases have been registered against the violators. Meanwhile, Rs 39,75,700 has been charged from the violators as a “fine” for violating the norms. There have been three law and order incident in Darrang, Dibrugarh and Nagaon. Fifteen containment orders have been issued so far in Assam.
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According to the latest official figures, as many as 8,447 people across India have been infected by the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 so far, and 273 of the patients have died. However, in a positive development 764 of the patients have been cured/discharged from hospitals.
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