Govt Employee Booked Over ‘Seditious’ Social Media Post

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday booked a government employee for putting out ‘highly seditious and provocative posts’ on the social media.

Tahir Nazir Shalla, an employee in government’s education department was arrested after the cyber police found him misusing social media by posting “seditious and provocative” posts which are “highly prejudicial” to maintenance of law and order, a police spokesperson said.

“Besides, he was also running anti-national campaign on social media and tried to create false and fake narrative by spreading rumours with regard to the current security scenario of the Kashmir valley,” he added.

Shalla, the police spokesperson said has been shifted to Police Station Sopore where he remains in custody.

“Case FIR No. 171/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Sopore and further investigation into the matter is going on,” he said.

He added that police has taken serious note of misuse of social media platforms and registered a case against various users who defied the Government orders by spreading “false propaganda against the Govt”.

“Correct representation of facts pertaining to the incidents is our shared responsibility. General public are requested to cross check the facts before putting them in public domain and need not to pay heed to rumours spread by miscreants to disrupt the peace in the valley. Legal action will be initiated against violators,” the police spokesperson added.

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