Social media influencer arrested for spreading Covid-19 rumours in Patiala

Tribune News Service

Patiala, August 30

A social media influencer, Greesh Bhatt, has been arrested by Patiala police for spreading rumours on social media.

Bhatt had uploaded a video on his Instagram account on Saturday alleging that well being and police authorities had been intentionally turning folks optimistic for Covid-19. Bhatt, who has additionally labored in film ‘Dangal’, had alleged that docs had been stealing organs.

In the video, he alleged it was a rip-off and made an attraction to folks to not go to hospital at any price.

Police have booked Greesh Bhatt below Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 54 of Disaster Management Act.

The police mentioned the accused has been arrested and additional investigation was below manner.

The motion got here after well being and police officers confronted stiff resistance from folks over coronavirus sampling. In reality, many villages have already handed decision to boycott well being officers.

A 22-year-old teen was additionally arrested by Patiala Police for spreading rumours. The accused has been recognized as Sarabjot Singh.

SSP Vikram Jeet Duggal mentioned residents shouldn’t pay any heed to rumours and cooperate with well being officers and district administration to win struggle in opposition to coronavirus.

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