SRINAGAR: Police on Friday stated the arrest of Fahad Shah, a journalist for his alleged involvement in uploading anti-national content on social media. Shah edits Kashmir Walla newspaper.

Fahad Shah

A police spokesman in a statement 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 and order.

“It was also learnt that these Facebook users are uploading such posts which tantamount to glorifying the militant activities and causing dent to the image of law enforcing agencies besides causing ill-will & disaffection against the country,” said the spokesman in a statement.

“As the aforementioned 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,” he said.

“During the course of investigation, one accused person identified as Fahad Shah was arrested. The accused is on police remand. The investigation into the matter is in progress,” said police spokesman in a statement.


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