Polio Rumour Monger Booked Under Murder Offence



The rumour monger who flooded Kashmir’s health centres with frenetic parents with their toddlers has been slapped with murder offence.

Identified as Irshad Ahmad Bhat of Pirbagh Srinagar, the rumour monger managed to get bail. The Court of the Second Additional Sessions Judge, Srinagar while granting him the bail observed that the police had failed to complete the investigation within the stipulated time of two weeks.

Police have slapped charges against Irshad under Section 505 (B) of Ranbir Penal Code, amounting to punishment extending to death or life imprisonment. He had on January 17 uploaded on his Facebook account a “concocted story” of death of children due to polio vaccine. Three days later, on January 20, he was arrested.


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