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Some people detained for spreading rumours of unrest in Delhi: Police

Mar 2, 2020, 9:42 AM IST

New Delhi: After rumours of panic and unrest in Delhi were dismissed by the city police, several people were detained by the authorities for spreading misinformation and hate speech, Delhi Police PRO MS Randhawa informed. “Some people have been detained for rumour-mongering and cases are being registered against them. Strict action will be taken against those who spread rumours and hate speech,” Randhawa said. Entry and exit gates of Tilak Nagar and several other metro stations were closed briefly after rumours of unrest floated over social media which were later dismissed by police.