Jaipur: The administration has banned internet services for the next 48 hours across Nagaur district in Rajasthan to prevent the spread of rumors on social media about the police encounter of Anandpal Singh. The administration officials said that these rumors have become a threat to law and order situation.
In the order issued by the district magistrate Nagaur Kumar Pal Gautam, it has been stated that some anti-social elements were continuously spreading rumours on social media channels and it could cause law and order situation.
Under the powers vested under the section 144 of IPC, the district magistrate has banned internet services, bulk SMS, MMS, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels, the order reads.
The person violating these orders can be prosecuted under section 188 of IPC.
The order will be effective in Didwana, Ladanu, Jaswantgarh, Maulasar, Khunkhuna, Makrana, Parbatsar, Pilwa, Kuchaman, Nawan, Maroth, Khatu Badi and Bitawa areas in Nagaur district from 5 pm on June 30 for 48 hours.
Rumours on social media have become a major headache for the police and district administration.
Fake audio and videos have gone viral on social media channels since the encounter of Anandpal Singh on June 24.
The police have arrested more than 100 people for violence, disrupting peace and disrupting government work in the past six days.
A man had been arrested in Jodhpur for spreading rumors on social media.