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Baripada: Baripada town police Friday arrested a local youth named Manoj Kumar Deo for spreading fake news on Mayurbhanj royalfamily on social media.

Taking to Facebook, Manoj accused the royal family of disobeying COVID-19 guidelines and claimed that BJP leader Prabind Chandra Bhanjdeo visited the Belgadia Palace July 13 to pay his last respects to Rajmata Bharati Rajyalaxmi Bhanjdeo.

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Manoj claimed that a certain Chhotelal Mohanta, who tested positive for COVID-19, had visited the palace and hence must have been in close contact with the royals.

After Manoj accused the police and administration for not taking any action, a palace staff named Anup Kumar Pattanayak filed a case against him. Pattanayak also clarified that no BJP leader had come for a last glimpse or attended the funeral ceremony.

The police filed a case (No.-458/2020) in this connection and arrested the accused, town police station in-charge Birendra Senapati informed.

PNN


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