COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear
(Sourced from PTI)
A spate of pamphlets urging people of a particular community against taking anti-COVID-19 vaccine shots and spreading rumors about their ingredients surfaced in Bareilly on Sunday, prompting police to lodge an FIR against unknown miscreants. "The pamphlets, found in posh Rajendra Nagar locality, appealed to a particular community to avoid taking the vaccines," SP (City) Ravindra Singh said.
"The leaflets were immediately seized and an FIR was lodged in the Prem Nagar Police station against unknown persons under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for mischief mongering and trying to whip up communal passions," Singh said.
Singh further added, "Police vigil has been stepped up across the city, particularly in sensitive areas, to maintain peace and nab the culprits." To recall, after the vaccination drive was launched in the state to break the COVID-19 chain, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had cautioned, "Some selfish people with vested interests were spreading rumors about the coronavirus vaccine."
"There is a need to avoid any kind of rumor and people should wait for their turn. We have also got to remain alert of the people who are spreading rumors," Adityanath had said. Meanwhile, an official release said that many doctors and nurses got vaccinated at the Balrampur Hospital, Lucknow. They were kept under observation for half an hour and were completely healthy.
Geeta Devi, a staff nurse of Balrampur Hospital, who took the first shot of the vaccine, said, "Initially, I was scared. But after taking the dose, I am feeling completely healthy. I am happy that India successfully made the vaccine."