jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday booked a Twitter user after he posted a rumour from his twitter handle.
The spokesman said that police have taken the cognizance of the matter when it observed that tweet amounts to an offence under the law
In this regard, police have registered a case at Police Station Pampore under FIR No: 49/2018 under section 505 RPC and further investigations have been taken up.
Police have also directed a communication to the authorities in Twitter India requesting them to provide the details of this particular Twitter user so that he is made to face the law. Besides, people are requested not to pay heed to such unverifiable information and to stay away from rumour mongering, police said.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Omar Abdullah said that these sorts of blatant lies must face legal action.
Taking to his twitter handle Omar wrote: “Given that NO ONE else has this “news” I think it’s safe to assume this is fake news spread with a malicious intent, the subtext being Muslim terrorists have killed Hindu CRPF jawans. These sorts of blatant lies must face legal action.”
Omar reacted over a tweet by Sushil Pandit, who had posted wrong information about the killing of five CRPF troopers in Pampore.