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Footwear of protestors is seen lying on the road after police action on migrant workers who defied lockdown norms and wanted to leave for their native places, outside Bandra Railway Station in Mumbai, Tuesday (Photo: PTI)
Footwear of protestors is seen lying on the road after police action on migrant workers who defied lockdown norms and wanted to leave for their native places, outside Bandra Railway Station in Mumbai, Tuesday (Photo: PTI)

Probe ordered to find out who spread rumours about trains resuming: Maharashtra govt

Those found guilty of sparking such rumours will be dealt severely invoking the fullest force of law, tweets Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh announced on Tuesday night that a probe has been ordered to find out who spread the rumour that trains will be run to take migrant workers back to their states.

"I have ordered an investigation into the rumour that claimed trains to take migrants back home. Those found guilty of sparking such rumours will be dealt severely invoking the fullest force of law. #ZeroToleranceForRumours, Deshmukh tweeted.

More than 1,000 migrant workers, who have been stuck in Mumbai for the last three weeks, gathered in Bandra around 3 PM on Tuesday, demanding transport arrangements to go back to their native places, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the coronavirus lockdown till May 3.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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