Govt employee booked for ‘seditious’ social media posts

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that its cyber cell has identified many persons who are misusing social media by spreading “false propaganda” against the government and has booked a person from north Kashmir’s Sopore town under relevant sections of law.

A police spokesman said one person namely Tahir Nazir Shalla son of Nazir Ahmad Shalla who is working in education department (Higher Education) who in contravention of social media policy for government employees was running “anti-national campaign” on social media and tried to create an untrue and fake narrative.

“The accused was circulating highly seditious and provocative posts through his social media accounts which were highly prejudicial to maintenance of law and order,” said the spokesman.

“The accused has been handed over to police station Sopore by cyber cell and got booked under relevant sections of law for further course of action,” he said.

“Investigations are set in motion to identify other persons involved in similar anti-state campaigns on social media and spreading false propaganda,” said a police spokesman in a statement.


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