Police station Pulwama on Thursday arrested a youth who had uploaded the photograph of a student on social media labelling him as a recently recruited militant.
The spokesman said accused has been identified as Shadir Gull Wagay resident of Rajmohalla Bundzoo in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
A photograph of a boy Shahnawaz Rashid Wani of Check Wanihama Beerwah having joined militant ranks of HM militant outfit was in circulation on social media in Kashmir Valley.
During the course of an investigation conducted by Police Station Beerwah, it surfaced that the boy, a Class 9th student from Government High School Chewdara had nothing to do with militancy and was busy in his studies.
“The accused used to work in the orchards of the victim where he clicked his photograph and later on uploaded it on social media,” said a police official.
A formal case vide FIR number 178 under Information Technology Act was registered against the accused after the complaint filed by Shah Nawaz Rashid, the father of the victim.
“The accused has been arrested. A cell phone and a fake identity card were recovered from his possession,” the police spokesman said.