Angul: Police here on Wednesday arrested a person today for sharing false information about COVID-19 lockdown on social media.
The youth has been identified as Abhinash Samantray (30) of Hakimpada.
According to sources, the youth had shared an old photo of Maa Hingula Jatra claiming that people in large numbers had gathered to witness the annual religious festival violating the lockdown norm. Acting on a complaint lodged by the Maa Hingula temple trust, police verified the photo and later found it to be and old one from last year.
Taking action, the cops registered a case and later arrested the accused.
Meanwhile, the district administration has ordered devotees not to visit the temple to adhere to the lockdown norms.