Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh Clarifies That Mumbai, Pune Will Not Be Under Army Lockdown

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday strongly dismissed the report about a proposal for the deployment of the army in Mumbai and Pune.

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May 27, 2020

Coronavirus

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On Wednesday, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh strongly dismissed the report about a proposal for the deployment of Army in Mumbai and Pune for a 10-day period amidst rising coronavirus cases.

“A rumour is being spread on WhatsApp and other social media platforms that the Army will be deployed in Mumbai and Pune to implement a 10-day lockdown. This is completely untrue,” tweeted Deshmukh. “Maharashtra Cyber has initiated action against those spreading this rumour. Do not forward such messages,” he further wrote.

According to an ANI report, he also confirmed that the messages of how Mumbai and Pune will be under Military lockdown for 10 days were fake.¬†Responding to the fake message, the Mumbai Police urged residents of Mumbai to not fall prey to it. The Mumbai Police tweeted, “If it reaches you, break the chain and do not forward. All essential supplies will be available and movement permitted only as per lockdown guidelines.”

Maharashtra, which is the worst-hit COVID-19 state in the country, is currently under lockdown, which will continue till May 31.

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