Hyderabad Police dismisses salt shortage rumours

"Strong action will be initiated against those spreading these rumours," the release added.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: November 12, 2016 10:45 am
salt, salt shortage, salt price, salt price goes up, salt shortage reported, up salt shortage, uttar pradesh salt shortage, india news Panicked people were buying salt in bulk after there was rumour of salt shortage. (Source: ANI/Twitter)

Dismissing rumours of shortage of salt in the market, the Hyderabad Police today warned that strong action would be taken against those spreading such news. “In social media, some rumours have been floating that there is acute shortage of common salt/table salt. Such news is absolutely false and baseless,” a release from the Commissioner of Police said.

Adequate quantities of salt are available in the market in Hyderabad, it said, asking people not to believe such rumours. “Strong action will be initiated against those spreading these rumours,” the release added.

Yesterday, lack of small denomination currency had triggered rumours of black marketing of essential commodities like salt as shopkeepers refused to provide change when offered with higher denomination notes. In several states, there were reports of panicked customers flocking to market as rumours flew thick and fast that salt has gone out of shelves and shopkeepers are selling at a premium — as high as Rs 200 per kg.

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  1. S
    Nov 12, 2016 at 5:39 am
    All those who were habitual to make money by speckulate on onion and any and all essential commodities and have made huge wind fall profits, such forces are now trying to a dangerous move against govt of India- India and Narender modi- NDA govt by creating chaos, ISI flush with money will distribute freely to create civil unrest, the govt should look out for such dangerous moves.
    1. Girish Reddy
      Nov 12, 2016 at 6:32 am
      ha ha ha..... The photo has an showing off that he has bought salt. Anything for a photo... Very funny
      1. M
        Nov 12, 2016 at 11:07 am
        this is too much what sought of decesion has taken by the government lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;requesting to all the govt members take neccessary action asap because in market already such things are running and local kirana and store market people blocking the existing salt already