Youth booked for fake message of COVID-19 data leak

Youth booked for fake message of coronavirus data leak in Kasargod

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The police booked two persons in Kerala on charges of spreading fake messages on social media alleging that details of coronavirus patients in Kasargod were leaked out and the high curing rate in Kerala was a gimmick of the government.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the allegations were spread with political interests.

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Imad of Pallikara in Kasargod spread a social media message claiming that he was a coronavirus survivor and someone contacted him as well as around ten other COVID-19 survivors and sought personal information.

It was found that no one by that name was under treatment in Kasargod. A case was registered against him for unleashing the baseless allegation that details of COVID-19 patients were leaked.

Another youth in Kannur district, identified as Ajanaz, was booked for spreading a fake message that the high number of COVID-19 patients recovering in Kerala was a gimmick of the government.

Meanwhile, a probe by an ADGP into allegations of a Bangalore-based agency contacting some accused was still continuing.