Mumbai, May 27 : Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday refuted the social media claims that Mumbai and Pune will soon be handed over to the armed forces. The Minister's statement came during his interview with electronic media when he clarified that there is no proposal for the deployment of the Army in Mumbai and Pune, the cities having a wide COVID-19 footprint.
Asserting that the State police is quite capable of handling the situation, he said that some political parties are feeding such misinformation. He mentioned that he has already referred these messages to the Maharashtra Cyber Crime Cell asking them to initiate stern action against the rumor-mongers.(UNI)