04 - 07 - 2020

Don’t celebrate Bengal, news of home delivery of alcohol is fake

Kolkata, April 8,2020: Home delivery of alcohol  during the coronavirus lockdown  is a prospect that would excite many. However, the excitement proved short-lived for West Bengal residents as a viral report was subsequently dismissed as false Wednesday.

A fake WhatsApp forward that appeared to be an internal police communication said the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal had given its go-ahead for the home delivery of liquor in Kolkata from shops as well as bars and restaurants. 

A regional channel caught on, with some national news portals reporting the order too.