IMPHAL: The Assam Police on Sunday has clarified that no personnel died of COVID-19 as reported in the media.
A report has been circulated in some media that a lady constable of Assam police, named Namita Sinha posted at Bajarisara Police Station of Karimganj district died of COVID-19. The report states that she is the first Police personnel in the state who died of COVID-19, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Govt of Assam said in a press release.
The Assam Police has clarified that it is a fake news. According to Karimganj police the constable is undergoing treatment, the PIB said.
Karimganj police has initiated the procedure to take action against the rumour mongers.
G.P. Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Assam, in a tweet on Saturday, informed that a SP rank officer of Assam Police and 30 other ranks have tested COVID positive and they are all in good health. Wishing them early and full recovery Singh in his tweet said that Assam Police rededicate themselves to the service of the people of Assam, the PIB informed.
Any misleading report leads to panic and confusion in the public harms the common resolve to defeat the pandemic. People should refrain from spreading false news in this hour of crisis while the rumour mongers will be dealt strictly, the PIB stated.