Dimapur, May 16: Dimapur police has traced the person responsible for spreading fake news regarding fleeing of 20 people from Agri Expo.
According to sources, Dimapur police tracked down a 40-year old lady, who had composed the text message and sent to some of her friends, which had gone viral afterwards.
The said fake message stating that 20 people from Agri Expo, which is the designated centre for Covid relief, had fled from the site, had become viral on Whatsapp. During investigation police found that the said text message was forwarded to several people through social media platforms without verifying the facts.
The lady, responsible for spreading fake news, admitted her guilt during interrogation by police.
Dimapur police also summoned 4 other persons in this case and took necessary legal action.
They were later released on bond. (Page News Service)