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Fact Check: Delhi Police Orders PGs, Coaching Centres To Be Closed In Mukherjee Nagar?

A Video Of A Delhi Police Official Instructing Students To Vacate Their PGs And Hostels From December 25 To January 2 And Return Home Has Gone Viral.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 25 Dec 2019, 12:09:50 PM
Delhi Police is claiming that the video and photos are fake and doctored.

Delhi Police is claiming that the video and photos are fake and doctored. (Photo Credit: Composite Image )

New Delhi:

Has Delhi Police ordered all the coaching centres, paying guest accomodations and hostels to be closed in north Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar area and asked students to go home? A video of a Delhi Police official (reported by many as ACP, Model Town) instructing students to vacate their PGs and hostels from December 25 to January 2 and return home has gone viral.

However, Delhi Police is claiming that the video and photos are fake and doctored. It also said that it has registered a case against fake messages and will write to Twitter to take down the video.

The video purportedly shows a police officer seen instructing students to vacate the area citing law and order situation. He also says that action will be taken if no one is found complying with the order. 

"We will close all PGs, restaurants, library and coaching classes on the evening of December 24. Book your tickets and return to your houses. Return here on January 2. Law and order situation is critical. Section-144 has been imposed in Delhi. We will take action against those creating nuisance or participating in any protest. You are putting your careers at stake," the cop said in the video.

"If you want to save your career, don't protest. If you don't want cases against you, then forget classes and go home. Consider it as a winter vacation," he added.

Apart from the video, pictures of the notice pasted on the institutes in the Mukherjee Nagar area or being shared via social media and messages are also going viral.

The development comes amid protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in some parts of the national capital and elsewhere in the country.

According to DCP North West Vijyanta Arya, "We have registered case against fake messages (of Police shutting down coaching centres in Mukherjee Nagar) being circulated on social media and also writing to the social media platform to remove the video as its content has been edited."

He further added that no instruction has been given by the Delhi Police to arrest anyone. Reportedly, the Delhi Police has registered a case at Mukherjee Nagar police station with the fake pamphlet that went viral.

According to the reports, they are also writing to Twitter to block few accounts circulating fake message of vacating Mukherjee Nagar till January 2.

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First Published : 25 Dec 2019, 12:09:50 PM