The Jangaon police registered a case against an advocate regarding false propaganda of Covid-19 pandemic conditions on social media. The Jangaon district court ordered the police to file the charge sheet.
According to inspector Mallesh Yadav, advocate Sadiq Ali posted on social media that district hospital staff has not provided oxygen and vaccine for patients. The message went viral, and it led to panic among patients in the government hospital.
Noticing the social media message, hospital superintendent Dr Pujari Raghu approached the police and stated the message is false and created panic. After an enquiry, a case was registered under section 504 of IPC as per the magistrate's directions.
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