Sambalpur, Sep 5: Ainthapali police on Saturday arrested three youths on charges of circulating fake news by misusing the logo of Prameya News 7 on social media platforms.
The arrested have been identified as Satyam Bag, Akash Bagar and Subham Bag of Berhampura village under Burla police limits of the district.
In this connection, a complaint was filed by Gunamani Biswal, a reporter of the Odia news channel. In the complaint, Biswal alleged that, a group of people in Sambalpur have been using News- 7 plate , Breaking plate, Header , logo unauthorizedly and spreading wrong news, message to the society.
Later, the police launched a probe into the matter and arrested the trio today.
The police have also seized the accused persons’ mobile phone. “ A case ( 435/ 2020) under Sections 420 of IPC, Section 63 of Copy Right Act 1957 and Section 103 of Trade Marks Act 1999 has been registered,” said a police note.