Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 30 (ANI): An FIR was registered against four people, including former Students' Union President of Allahabad University Richa Singh, for spreading rumor on social media platforms about the availability of buses to reach several districts amid lockdown.
"An FIR has been registered against Richa Singh, Neha, Akhilesh and Anand. On Saturday these people had written on Facebook and other social media sites stating that buses will be available for Azamgarh and other districts at 6 am on Sunday," said Colonelganj Police in a statement.
"The matter came to the notice of the police late on Saturday and on Sunday morning people started gathering at the bus stand," it added.
"It is alleged that on Saturday it was written on Facebook and other social sites that buses will depart for Azamgarh and other districts at 6 am on Sunday," the police added.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had earlier reported a total of 1024 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India and 27 deaths due to the deadly virus. (ANI)