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FAKE Circular Claiming to be from Delhi Police Commissioner Goes Viral on Social Media  

Even as the whole country has put up a united fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, rumor mongering messages and graphics have been flooding social media. A circular claiming to be from Commissioner of Police, Delhi is doing rounds on various platforms.

The text of the message reads,” Exercising the powers under section 35 of the Delhi Police Act, 1978 , the following directions are hereby issued for the purpose of prevention and control of the outbreak of pandemic disease namely COVID-19 in the national capital territory of Delhi”.

According to the circular, the Commissioner of Police, Delhi has issued several instructions to control Covid-19. The instructions given in the circular can be seen in the image attached below:

The claim was also sent by several readers to Newschecker’s WhatsApp  helpline number for verification.

Fact Check:

 

As we began our fact check, we checked the official website of Delhi police and the Official Twitter Handle of the Commissioner of Police, Delhi. During our search, we did not find any circular issued by the Commissioner of Police, Delhi.

 

With the help of relevant keywords, we also looked for media reports but did not find any authentic information to corroborate.Also,we found that there were no authentic signatures on the viral circular.

 

To verify the viral claim, we reached out to the Additional Public Relation Officer, Anil Mittal, who rubbished the viral circular message. He said, “It is merely a fake circular which has gone viral on social media .No such circular has been issued by the Commissioner of Police, Delhi”.

 

Conclusion:

It is evident from the fact check that circular viral on social media claiming to be from Commissioner of Police, Delhi is false. The Commissioner of Police, Delhi has not issued such a circular to cope up with COVID-19.

 

Result: False

 

Sources

 

Direct Contact

https://twitter.com/CPDelhi

 

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Shaminder Singh
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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