Mangaluru, March 30, 2020: City Police Commissioner D P S Harsha has warned of stern action against those circulating fake news and rumours through WhatsApp groups in the name of the Police Commissioner, DC and other officials.
He has urged people to rely on the communiques of authorised officials only. Press communiques signed by officials concerned and the statements made by officials through Twitter should only be taken cognizance of, the Commissioner said.
Man booked for offensive WhatsApp post: Police have registered a criminal case against a person named Melwyl Pinto on the charges of posting an offensive WhatsApp post against the district administration. The DC has warned of stern action against anyone creating confusion by circulating fake news.
Lockdown violaters vehicle seized: Earlier on Sunday night, the commissioner urged people to comply with lockdown guidelines while warning that vehicles of people, going around on merry rides without purpose has been noted by traffic division and their cars would be seized.
“We have noticed people going around on merry rides without purpose either in two-wheelers or cars… our traffic division has noted down numbers and come to the respective owners for seizure .. Be informed… comply with instructions and dont risk the lives of other citizens ..,” read his tweet.
The city police on Monday, March 30 seized over 50 vehicles of lockdown violaters.
More than 50 vehicles seized from violators of lockdown.. will update details shortly..— Harsha IPS CP Mangaluru City (@compolmlr) March 30, 2020
STAY HOME ... or FACE LEGAL ACTION..
I appeal everyone.. comply with lockdown instructions