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Maharashtra blogger triggered NE panic?

August 17, 2012 18:04 IST

Investigating agencies have stumbled upon a blog which they claim is related to the exodus of north-east residents from various parts of the country. After investigations it has been found that a blogger from Maharashtra hit the panic button which led to rumour-mongering across many metros.

Intelligence officials who are part of the probe say that the website was one of the causes for the rumour. After an advisory by the Pune police, a message on the website only added to the panic. The police and the Intelligence Bureau are looking into the various other social networking sites which led to the rumour-mongering.

Sources say that they are studying the content at the moment and add that this could have triggered off scores of messages both via text and on social networking sites.

The blogger could get into a lot of trouble if it is found that he started the issue by sending out panic signals. However, IB sources say that it is not the fault of one solitary person; the panic spread because of other social networking websites.

The government has also banned group messaging for 15 days across the country, while the police and the cyber cell is monitoring every message being posted on social networking sites regarding the issue.
Vicky Nanjappa