Fake Eid notice IAS officers tweet sparks controversy


first_imgKolkata: Controversy sparked over fake Eid holiday notification after an IAS officer from Rajasthan named Sanjay Dixit shared it on Twitter.The tweet of the IAS officer came hours after the city police shared the notification on twitter, stating it to be fake.Kolkata Police stated in the tweet: “a fake notification is doing the rounds on social media about Eid Holidays. It is false. Those who have masterminded this will be strictly dealt with as per law”. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsBy the time Dixit deleted the tweet, it got circulated and was viewed by many.He had tweeted: “Meanwhile, Islamic State of West Bangladesh declares the longest Eid holiday ever – a full 5 days of free salary and compulsory holiday for the faithful and infidel alike.”In his tweet, he had also uploaded a photograph of the fake notification along with his statement.A senior police officer of the Kolkata Police, who doesn’t want to be quoted, said: “A specific case has been lodged in connection with circulation of the fake notification and a thorough probe is going on. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe tweet of the IAS officer is also being taken under consideration during theinvestigation.”Sources in the Kolkata Police said they are investigating into the case to reach the person who had prepared it and started circulating the same on social media.Besides finding out the main person behind it, police are also taking the initiative to create awareness among people so that they do not give ears to rumours.Moreover, police are also taking steps to ensure that people approach them to inform as and when they find any person attempting to spread rumours with some malafide intention.last_img