Bengal cops debunk fake notice on Eid holidays

NEW DELHI: A fake notification on holidays doing the rounds on has created a lot of confusion in Kolkata.

The post, which went viral last Saturday evening, states that holidays will be observed across the state for four days – starting from June 12. Not only that, it included the name and signature of a government official on the notice. A fake government logo was also used on it.

The notice falsely claims: “In order to celebrate Eid festival, which falls on 12 June to 15 June, 2018, in a befitting manner, the Governor is pleased to declare State Government holiday on 12 to 15 June, 2018, in addition to 16 June, 2018 which has already been notified as a public holiday.”

The document further mentions that all state government offices including educational institutions, rural and urban local bodies, Development Authorities, boards, corporations, state government undertakings shall remain closed.

Kolkata Police took to Twitter to post a message warning that the message going viral on social media is fake and the persons who spread it will be punished. This fake notification was circulated on the social media for the sole purpose of causing confusion among people.

State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim said, “A political vindictive campaigning is going on that our chief minister is giving extra favour to the minority section. This fake message is only to establish their demand. We have informed the matter to cyber crime department.”

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