Keeping Eye On ‘Fake News’ Promoters, Preparing Dossier: JK Police

 

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Srinagar: J&K police in a statement issued here Saturday evening said that barring one incident of stone pelting in Narkara area of Budgam, the situation across the valley remained peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere.

“Several preventive measures have been taken to maintain L&O situations including preventive arrests of dozens of miscreants so far. Traffic was seen plying normally and most of the shops remained open in various parts of the valley,” the police spokesperson said.

He said that the cooperation of the general public helped police & security personnel deployed on ground to maintain the law and order.

“In view of the peaceful situation, mobile internet services shall be restored after reviewing the overall security situations while cellular service (voice call) and broadband of all TSPs were already restored yesterday,” he added.

Quoting IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, the police spokesperson urged people not to pay any heed to the rumours being “maliciously” spread by the anti-national elements especially across the border with an objective to disturb the prevalent peaceful atmosphere in the valley.

“Several social media platforms including Kashmir Media Service which are running from Pakistan have been trying to spread fake news and videos to instigate miscreants to disturb situations. Even a few local media persons and channels have been found spreading fake news,” he said.

“We are observing it, maintaining evidence and appropriate actions shall be taken against them. Such elements are advised not to spread fake news without consulting law enforcement agencies,” he added.

The police spokesperson further said that all the police and security forces personnel have been sensitised regarding facilitating students appearing in different examinations.

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