Social Media ‘Trolls’ Alleged Army Informer; Police Register Case

Srinagar: In a shocking allegation and alleged expose, pictures of a teenage girl have gone viral on Facebook and WhatsApp, who is being labelled as an informer of Indian army and J&K police.

The girl in pictures is seen brandishing with a pistol and a bottle of Alcohol in few of her pictures circulated on the social media sites.

The video of the girl is also being circulated on the WhatsApp, in which a video maker in his voice-over claims that “she is an informer of security forces and has a role in killing of militants”.

Pertinently these pictures are being circulated for last many days, but there is no confirmation to the allegation.

Meanwhile, police have identified the persons behind the alleged expose.

A police statement issued here Thursday afternoon said that on February 7, 2017 a girl namely Zainab, a resident of Old Town Baramulla lodged a written complaint in Police Station Baramulla stating there in that one of her friends with whom she had shared her pictures has misused them and circulated those on social media after they fell apart on some issue. She also alleged that some of those picture have been photo-shopped and morphed to put her life in danger by falsely portraying her as informer of security forces.

Based on her complaint a case FIR number 13/2017 under sections of 354-D, 506 RPC was registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation was taken up.

During the course of investigation it surfaced that one Abrar Ahmad Mantoo son of Raqeeb Ahmad Mantoo resident of Hatmura Mattan, Anantnag had uploaded these photographs on Facebook and were subsequently shared by some people on Facebook and WhatsApp. The accused has been arrested and those people involved in circulating these photographs on social media have also been identified and will be dealt as per law.

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