The Jharkhand government asked the police to lodge a case after a fake screenshot of Chief Minister Hemant Soren's official Twitter handle announcing lockdown was shared.
In response to the screenshot situation, the Chief Minister's Office tweeted no decision regarding a lockdown had been taken yet by the state government.
"This screenshot of Hon'ble CM @HemantSorenJMM's twitter account in circulation is a fake post. It is REITERATED that no such decision on Covid-19 lockdown has been taken by the state government," it tweeted.
"Jharkhand police is instructed to file FIR, identify the miscreants & take action," it added.
As per the fake screenshot, all schools, colleges, institutes and religious places were apparently to stay shut from December 6 to January 1 in view of the Omicron variant.