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Youth held in UP for posting false news of Yogi Adityanath’s ‘death’

A youth has been arrested here for posting false news of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's 'death', an official said on Wednesday.

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh): A youth has been arrested here for posting false news of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s ‘death’, an official said on Wednesday.

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The arrested individual has been identified as Saqib Shamsi. On Tuesday night, he posted the ‘false news’, and made it viral.

Saqib is a resident of Gulab Nagar area in Bareilly.

It has been mentioned in the FIR that he posted a picture of Yogi Adityanath in his status, and wrote: “Yogiji passed away at 12.30 midnight.”

Meanwhile, a senior police officer said that Saqib would be booked under stringent sections of the Indian Penal Code since his post was designed to create unrest during elections.

Source
IANS
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