Identified people misusing social media, govt employee booked: Cyber Police

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police’s cyber cell has identified many persons who are “misusing social media by spreading false propaganda against the government,” a statement said on Friday.

The statement further reads, “one such person namely Tahir Nazir Shalla S/O Nazir Ah Shalla who is working in the education department (Higher Education) who in contravention of social media policy for government employees was running an anti-national campaign on social media and tried to create an untrue and fake narrative.”

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

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


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