Fake Check: Kolkata Police Issues Guidelines to be followed Post Lockdown

A message claiming that the lockdown is going to be lifted partially or fully, from tomorrow and therefore as a responsible citizens we have to follow certain traffic rules and also remain cautious in protecting ourselves and our belongings. The message further alerts that, as many out there, did not have much earnings all these days and therefore, there might be a sudden spurt in incidents due to job loss or effect on businesses.

The Purported Message

The message is claimed to have been issued by local police and is circulating in different cities with the ‘Caution’ from Police. Here we found such a post is doing round with Kolkata Police as the issuing authority and therefore we contacted Mr. Murlidhar Sharma, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch, Kolkata Police.

Speaking to News Sense, Mr Sharma clarified that, “Kolkata Police has not issued any such guidelines for the people of Kolkata, we want to clarify that the message which is doing rounds on the social media is Fake“.

Thus, with the confirmation from the Kolkata Police we can say that the message which is doing round on social media particularly on WhatsApp is a Fake one.

Claim: Guidelines to be followed post lockdown by Kolkata Police

Conclusion: No such guidelines are being issued by Kolkata Police.

NB: Don’t share or forward any misleading information on your social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, by doing so you are also becoming someone, who is creating panic and confusion among the larger mass and this is a punishable offense.