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Indian Army cautions against 'fake and malicious' messages on social media

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The Indian Army on Monday cautioned against "fake, malicious" messages being spread on social media with an intent to spread panic and fear among the people.

"Army has observed certain fake and malicious messages on social media. The purpose of these messages and rumours is to spread panic and fear among the general public. We are monitoring such messages and we'll follow up," said Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand.

He highlighted that one such message that has been monitored claims that the Indian Army is training for mass cremations. "This is false, malicious. Please do not believe it and do not spread it," he said.

The number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 467 including eight deaths.

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First Published: Mon, March 23 2020. 21:16 IST