PATNA: Tamil Nadu Police have arrested a 32-year-old man from Bihar for posting false information on his social media page and spreading rumours about attacks on migrant workers in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur district.
According to the report, Prashant Kumar, who now resides in Henegare village of Jharkhand, was detained by the Cyber Crime Squad on March 11 and brought before the District Court in Latehar. The accused was taken to Tiruppur according to a transit warrant following which he was produced before the 3rd Judicial Magistrate Court and remanded to judicial detention on Sunday.
Earlier, Tamil Nadu Police had registered 11 cases and arrested three people in connection with spreading false rumours about attacks on migrant workers. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin had reassured his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar that all migrant workers were safe in the state and swift action would be taken against the rumour-mongers spreading panic.
The arrest of Prashant Kumar highlights the need for social media users to verify the authenticity of information before sharing it on their platforms. Spreading false rumours can not only create panic and fear but can also cause harm to innocent people. The Tamil Nadu Police’s efforts to track down and arrest those spreading false information sends a strong message that such behaviour will not be tolerated.