Coronavirus scare:Ladakh police registers FIR

Srinagar, Feb 21:  Police in Ladakh UT have registered an FIR against persons involved in leaking a letter of Medical Superintendent in which two patients with alleged coronavirus symptoms were discussed.

On Thursday, the letter addressed to CMO office Leh discussing two patients’ admission in ICU isolation and death of another patient who died of similar symptoms went viral on the internet in Kashmir.

The letter created panic and scare among the general public wary about the viral coronavirus that has taken the world, particularly China, by storm.

“Into this effect Case FIR No. 11/2020 U/S 505 (2), 188 IPC has been lodged in Police station Leh, Ladakh and the investigation has been set into motion,” said a police spokesperson.

He added that the search for the person/persons involved in leaking and circulating the letter on social media has been started and they will be brought to book.

“It is also to inform the general public that this police station has contacted the health department Leh from where it has been cleared and confirmed that there is no such Coronavirus like case in SNM Hospital till date, so there is no need to panic,” the spokesperson said. 

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