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Viral Audio: Police Pick Up Two Persons Over COVID Mismanagement Allegation

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Sunday took two persons into custody over bringing COVID mismanagement allegations in a viral audio clip.

Twin City Police Commissioner confirmed about the development and said that both have been detained for detail investigation into the matter.

Family members of one of the person have alleged before OTV that some men in uniform who identified themselves as STF, Odisha Police took him into custody in the afternoon. But hours after the incident, they were not informed about his whereabouts.

Wife of the person taken into custody alleged that he never discussed anything unethical with his friend in the viral audio clip but only his experience and how he received treatment for Covid19.

“They did not talk anything against the government in the audio clip and neither targeted anyone. I think media needs to expose this and the government also should acknowledge where the problem lies. My husband had no idea that a simple discussion with his friend would snowball into such a big controversy.”

It may be noted that OTV had posted the audio clip of two persons in conversation with each other on COVID mismanagement on August 6. However, the BMC authorities refuted the claims and later issued a show-cause notice to OTV. The BMC has also filed a police complaint in connection with the issue.

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