The Additional Director General of Police R K Mallick today held a meeting with senior police officials of East Singhbhum district in view of the lynching of three persons in the district yesterday.
ADGP (Operations) R K Mallick, Inspector General (STF) R K Dhan and DIG (Kolhan) Prabhat Kumar held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner of East Singhbhum district Amit Kumar and other senior officials to review the situation.
The meeting was held after three persons were lynched by villagers on suspicion of being child lifters at Nagadih under Bagbera police station area yesterday night, an official release here said.
The deputy commissioner said miscreants were spreading rumours about child lifting through the social media for the last few days.
Kumar said the administration was keeping a vigil on the mischief mongers and assured stringent action against them.
He said no complaints were registered with the police regarding child lifting and directed the officials to spread awareness among people.
He also asked people to ignore such canard and maintain peace.
The deputy commissioner also directed all block development officers and circle officers to be present at rural pockets and keep vigil on mischief mongers.
He asked all the officials to convene gram sabhas in order to make village chiefs aware of the problem and convince villagers to inform the police whenever they detect any suspicious activities.
Apart from Nagadih incident here, four persons were lynched for similar reasons in Shobhapur and Sosomouli village under Rajnagar police station area in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district on Thursday last.