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Assam Police on Friday dismissed as fake news that the State is facing acute shortage of salt.

Assam Police issued a ‘fake news’ alert regarding reports that there is a dearth of salt in the State amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

In its alert, Assam Police via its official Twitter handle informed that some mischievous elements are trying to spread fake news in Assam and slammed it as ‘fake, untrue, and baseless’.

The Assam Police further informed that more than enough stocks of all essentials, including salt, are available.

Meanwhile, Assam Police have registered a total of 61 cases for spreading fake news on social media related to COVID-19 information.


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