Avoid spreading rumours on Muharram, appeals Delhi Police Commissioner

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Avoid spreading rumours on Muharram: Delhi Police
New Delhi, Nov 3: Delhi Police commissioner, B.S. Bassi Monday appealed to the people to avoid spreading rumours during Muharram processions to be held in the city Nov 4, adding that strict actions would be taken against violators.

Tensions simmered in some parts of Delhi after Hindu leaders objected to the routes of the Muharram processions, a holy march observed by Muslims every year.

"We are extensively on grounds in sensitive areas. We have made elaborate arrangements and conducted meetings with Aman Committee members and leaders of both the communities (Hindu, Muslim) to maintain peace during the Muharram processions," Bassi told IANS at the police head quarters here.

"Our special branch is in touch with people of both the communities so that no one is able to spread rumours," said Bassi.

"I also appeal to the people to avoid spreading any rumours. If any one is found to be involved in such activities they will be dealt with strict actions," he added.

He also said that Delhi Police have collected evidence of those spreading rumours through Whatsapp and social networking sites, and have warned that legal action would be taken against anti-social elements, who get themselves involved in such activities.

"Our eyes are on Bawana, Tilokpuri and other parts of the city, which are sensitive. We have asked men to keep a tab on such areas, where the processions are to be held Tuesday," Bassi concluded.

IANS

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