Ahsan Untoo Arrested

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday arrested the Chairman of International Forum for Justice Human Rights (IFJHRJK), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in Srinagar.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo

In a statement, police spokesman said that it was reliably learnt that “Mohammad Ahsan Untoo son of Late Ghulam Hassan Untoo resident of Diver Lolab Kupwara A/P Kursoo Rajbagh, a proactive secessionist is an active participant and speaker at Twitter spaces titled “Radio Resistance Kashmir” led by two known secessionists namely Muzammil Ayyub Thakur and Dr Asif Dar.”

“These known secessionists, who are accused in several cases along with Ahsan Untoo are actively spreading hatred against the Union of India on the social media platform,” said the police spokesman in a statement.

“By spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaign and hate speech through these social media spaces, Ahsan Untoo is not only threatening to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere of UT of J&K but spreads disaffection, ill-will and disharmony against the Union of India,” he said, adding that “he is also actively spreading the terrorist secessionist agenda and is thus inciting youth to resort to violence and indulge in unlawful activities.”

“As the aforementioned activities by Ahsan Untoo amounts to commission of the cognizable offence by him, accordingly Srinagar Police while taking the cognizance matter registered a case against him under relevant sections of the law,” he added.

“The investigation into the matter has been initiated and the accused has been arrested who is on Police remand.  Further action under law shall follow,” said the police spokesman.

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