Hyderabad: Cyber Crime Cell of Rachakonda Police Commissionerate right here on Wednesday arrested 29-year-old Sadik Basha for circulating faux data associated to COVID-19 on WhatsApp.
Police acknowledged that the content material of the message was in reference to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, which was maligning and will doubtlessly unfold panic in society.
According to police, the accused, after receiving a voice message associated to COVID-19 from an unknown quantity, he forwarded the misinformation to his buddies, relations and different contacts by way of his WhatsApp, creating panic.
The accused was arrested for violating the foundations and laws underneath the National Disaster Management Act.
Further, police issued warning stating that netizens are suggested to not ahead such panic messages, as they could develop into viral and create disturbances in society.