Kolkata Cops Bust Fake ‘Eid Holidays’ Notification, Begin Probe

The fake notification claims the West Bengal government has declared holidays from 12-16 June to celebrate Eid.

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The Kolkata Police, on Sunday, 10 June, started an investigation on a fake notification doing rounds in the social media about holidays for Eid, issued in the name of the West Bengal government .

"A fake notification is doing the rounds in social media about Eid holidays. It is false. Those who have masterminded this will be strictly dealt with as per law," the Kolkata Police posted on its Facebook page.

The fake, notification purportedly issued by the state finance department on a letterhead with the Biswa Bangla logo, stated that the state government has declared holidays for five days, from 12 June to 16 June, to celebrate Eid.

"All state government offices including educational institutions, rural and urban local bodies, development authorities, boards, corporations and state government undertakings shall remain closed" on those five days, the notification read.

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