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Amid reports of communal tension in some pockets of West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas districts, state police chief Surajit Kar Purakayastha on Wednesday appealed to the people to refrain from liking or sharing communally provocative posts on social media.

“We would appeal to everyone not to share or like any provocative posts in the social media that might disrupt the communal harmony and create a divide among people,” said Director General of Police Purakayastha.

“If anyone shares any such provocative posts the onus would be on them,” he warned.

Stating that the situation in the violence-hit areas was largely under control, Purakayastha requested the people to help the administration in reinstating peace and harmony.

“At some places, an amount of tension and confusion were created due to these posts. The state administration is taking necessary actions in all these volatile areas. On behalf of the administration, I would request all of you to help us in reinstating the environment of peace and prosperity,” he said.

He said adequate police has been deployed in the violence stricken areas to keep the tension in check and said the administration would do their part to provide security to the common people.

“Adequate police personnel have been deployed in all the sensitive areas. The administration is with you. We are obligated to keep you secured,” he added.

First Published | 6 July 2017 8:29 AM
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