Youth held for creating panic by spreading kidnapping rumors

Hyderabad, May 30 : The City Cyber Crime police arrested one Eswar Singh alias Akhi Singh, who posted videos on Facebook with fake/false news and spreading rumors on burglars/kidnap gangs through social media which was creating panic among general public. The police seized a mobile phone, which was used by the accused in the commission of offence.

Accused Eshwar Singh, 27, was residing at Mallepally. Following the sensational fake news, the Cyber Crime police registered on Tuesday a suo-moto case on finding a Facebook video with false/fake rumors on burglars/kidnap gangs posted by ID: Akhi Singh with Profile URL: The video contains tag line as Kids Kidnappers @ Afzal Sagar (Mallepally Division). The same post was shared by others.

The posts containing fake/false news were creating panic in general public. In spite of giving clarification about rumors through media and social media by Police department, the mischief-mongers were deliberately spreading rumors to create panic among the general public and also to induce others to commit the same offence. The general public was warned not to spread the fake/false news through social media or any other mediatory.

The operation was carried out by Inspector B. Ramesh along with SIs S. Naresh, Venkatesham and team members under the direct supervision of Addl. DCP K.C.S. Raghuvir

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