MLA booked for posting false news on pandemic - ECAS Punjab

MLA booked for posting false news on pandemic

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 7

The police today registered an FIR against LIP leader and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains for allegedly spreading false propaganda to mislead people on the Covid pandemic.

The FIR has been registered under Section 54 of the Disaster Management Act, Epidemics Act, 2005, Section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, and under Sections 188 and 505 of the IPC on the basis of a complaint by the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, a police spokesperson said.

In his complaint to the Ludhiana Police, the Civil Surgeon had requested legal action against Bains for misguiding people through a video clip regarding Covid. The Civil Surgeon said the clip was being posted on various social media platforms, leading to the creation of an atmosphere of confusion among the people regarding Covid. Bains was also inciting people not to wear masks, the complaint said.

from The Tribune

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