Another Kashmiri Youth Jailed for FB Post


Srinagar—A Kashmiri youth staying in Kolkata was detained by police for alleged ‘anti-national’ post on his facebook wall, reports reaching here said on Friday.

Arshad Ahmad in his early 30s, was staying at a guest house in south Kolkata’s Anwar Shah Road area and was detained by the Lake Police Station. Police claimed they took the action after local residents complained about his anti-national posts on Facebook.

“Arshad has been coming to the city for the last 12 years for his garment business. Every time he used to stay at this particular guest house and became friends with some locals who noticed his activities on Facebook and informed us,” a senior officer of Lake Police Station said.

Arshad’s posts started appearing after India lost to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final in June, he said adding, the youth came to the city a couple of days back, when some local residents caught hold of him and handed him over to the police.

“We are running a check on whether this person has links with any terror outfit or not. We are also scanning his activities on social networking sites,” the officer said.

The Kolkata Police Special Task Force (STF) has also joined in and has begun probing the matter, he said.

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