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IPS officer Alok Kumar Thakur tests negative…but fake news said he was infected

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ADGP Alok Kumar Thakur
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BENGALURU:

Karnataka State Reserve Police’s ADGP Alok Kumar Thakur was a relieved man on Saturday when Covid test came negative. But that quickly changed to anger on Sunday morning. The reason: Fake screenshots printed by a media house related to a KSRP commandant (another IPS officer who had tested positive) were being circulated claiming that he (Thakur) was infected.

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After several KSRP police constables and KSRP Commandent Ajay Hilori tested positive, Alok Kumar Thakur voluntarily underwent a Covid test.

On Saturday night, he tweeted: “Feeling relieved after being informed that my Covid test report was negative. Had visited number of places , so was little apprehensive. But 7 members in 3rd Bn Koramangala have tested positive. Luckily, all of them are asymptomatic. Tough times ahead. Need to be cautious.”

But within hours his mobile inbox was flooded with messages saying that he himself had been infected.

On Sunday he clarified: “Some fake news being circulated quoting me that my Covid test result had turned out to be positive.This is utterly false. Last night itself, NIMHANS Test lab has informed me that my test result was negative . Had volunteered for the test as I have been visiting several places meeting our men in various battalions and had caught a mild cold.I am absolutely fit and fine. Have jogged 6.6 km in 30 mins and played two sumptuous sets of tennis singles this morning too. Visited Koramangala KSRP campus later and interacted with our men and officers. By taking adequate precautions and by preserving our immunity, we can keep Covid at bay.”

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