THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With a scare campaign doing the rounds that migrant labourers are unsafe in the state, DGP Loknath Behera said the state was safe for all and no discrimination was shown by the people here. ‘’I request the migrant labourers not to fall into such false propaganda. There is no situation in the state where migrant labourers are attacked and harassed. These are misinformation,’’ he said.
The police have started a comprehensive investigation under the Cyber division to trace the message’s origin. Kozhikode City police chief Mahesh Kumar will coordinate the investigation, Behera said.
He said the police force was with migrant labourers and will ensure their safety. At the press conference, he briefly spoke in Hindi and Bengali so that his message reaches migrant labourers.
‘’In case of any issue, they can approach the nearby police station or talk to their employer. They can also contact me if required,’’ he said. Though investigation has begun, he said it was difficult to trace the origin of the message. ‘’The origin can be from anywhere in India. But tracing it is a difficult task,’’ he said.
Behera also said such false campaigns are being carried out through social media to malign the state. ‘’Some people are trying to detract the migrant labourers through such messages,’’ he said.
When asked if the labourers were fleeing from the state because of the campaign, the DGP said that no such reports have come to light so far.