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Uttarakhand Forest Fire: FIR filed against 17 organisation for spreading fake news on social media

Earlier, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had retweeted the tweet by Uttarakhand Press Information Bureau.

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The Uttarakhand administration has filed FIR against 17 organisations for spreading fake news on social media about the forest fires in Uttarakhand.

Jai Raj, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCR), told ANI that “Some people spread rumours on social media about the fire in forests of Uttarakhand.

Pictures of fires of forest in other countries were shared. This is wrong and a criminal offence. We have registered FIRs against those 17 organisations under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and IT Act 2017. Police are taking action.”

Earlier, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had retweeted the tweet by Uttarakhand Press Information Bureau which exposed the rumours and posted the old photos of China and Chile that were being circulated as forest fires of Uttarakhand. Rawat urged people to stay away from rumours.

“Fires in China and Chile, as well as images of forest fires of 2016 and 2019 are being circulated to mislead and spread a far from truth propaganda against Uttarakhand. Please be aware of such misinformation and stay away from rumours,” Chief Minister tweeted.

The Cabinet Minster of Uttarakhand, Madan Kaushik also thrashed the social media rumour and he said that he people should not follow fake news.

Congress leader Jitin Prasada also tweeted over the wild fires but later retracted his tweet when Uttarakhand chief minister apprised him that the images Prasada has posted are false.

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