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Social media fuelling child theft rumours:DGP Dr RP Sharma

Bhubaneswar:27/5/18; Reacting to a series of incidents from different parts of Odisha where suspected child thieves faced mob fury, DGP Dr RP Sharma termed the child theft reports and presence of such gang in the State as ‘rumours’.

“The child theft incidents reported from various areas were completely rumours and false. The rumours might have been spread on social media following which people suspected presence of a gang of thieves stealing their children in their localities,” Sharma told media reporters here today.

He has asked the SPs of the districts to prevent spread of such rumours if such incidents are reported in their areas.

“The SPs have been asked to clarify such rumours to people of their districts and stop spreading it further,” he said.

“Several cases were reported across the state where people have thrashed few innocent persons suspecting them as child thieves. However, the presence of such gang of criminals is yet to come into notice of police. Even the reports in neighbouring state were completely false, he added.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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