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Police to put social media under scanner this Eid

Mail News Service

Jamshedpur,  June 1:  Police have said that social media will be under scanner due to recent spreading of rumours via various social media platforms on the occasion of Eid.

An official said that in the recent past several incidents took place in the city due to rumours spreading on networking sites. This time the police will ensure that such messages are put under scanner and those found guilty are taken into task. A strict vigil will be kept on such sites. He also released an appeal to the citizens requesting them not give air to any such rumours. 

Administration has also decided to deploy around 600 strong force of district police accompanied by Rapid Action Force (RAF) jawans at strategic locations in communally sensitive pockets of city especially in Mango, Sakchi, Jugsalai, Shastrinagar (in Kadma), Dhatkidih (in Bistupur), Masjid Road (in Golmuri) and Bhalubhasa (in Sitaramdera).

Pickets would be posted and round the clock patrolling done to maintain law and order, he said, adding peace committee meetings have been held with various communities, who have assured cooperation for peaceful observance of the festival.

SSP, East Singhbhum, Anup Birtharay has instructed the security of mosques, Imam Bargahs, Eidgahs, shopping centres, markets, public places, and other important installations as per the Eid contingency plan. He also instructed to make effective police picketing and snap checking on the exits and entrances of sensitive parts of the city and takes important steps for police mobile, motorcycle on on-foot patrolling to keep close vigil on suspected elements.

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