Srinagar- Police on Friday arrested journalist Fahad Shah in connection with a case registered last month in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Fahad is the Editor-in-Chief of news portal Kashmir Walla.
In a statement issued here Friday evening, a police spokesperson said that it was reliably learnt by Pulwama Police that some Facebook users and portals have been uploading anti-national content including photographs, videos and posts with criminal intention to create fear among public and the content so uploaded can provoke the public to disturb law & order.
“It was also learnt that these Facebook users are uploading such posts which tantamount to glorifying terrorist activities and causing dent to the image of law enforcing agencies besides causing ill-will & disaffection against the country,” he said.
The police spokesperson further said that such activities by some of the Facebook users’ amounts to commission of cognizable offences by them, accordingly Pulwama Police while taking cognizance of the matter registered a case vide FIR No. 19/2022 under relevant sections of the law and initiated the investigation.
“During the course of investigation, one accused person identified as Fahad Shah was arrested. The accused is on police remand,” he said.
He further said that the investigation into the matter is in progress.
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