Situation peaceful, dozens taken under preventive custody: Police

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Few local media persons, channels spreading fake news, will take action against them: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Saturday said that situation across Kashmir ‘remained peaceful while as dozens of miscreants’ were taken under preventive custody.

Police said that today the situation across Kashmir remained peaceful and no any untoward incident was reported from anywhere except one minor pelting in Narkara area of Budgam.

“Several preventive measures have been taken to maintain Land and order situations including preventive arrests of dozens of miscreants so far. Traffic was seen plying normally and most of the shops remained open in various parts of the valley,” the police said.

It said that the cooperation of general public helped police & security personnel deployed on ground to maintain the law and order.

“In view of the peaceful situation, mobile internet services shall be restored after reviewing the overall security situations while as cellular service (voice call) and broadband of all TSPs were already restored yesterday,” the police said.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar appealed to general public not to pay any heed to the rumours being maliciously spread by the anti-national elements especially across the border with an objective to disturb the prevalent peaceful atmosphere in the valley.

“Several social media platforms including Kashmir Media Service which are running from Pakistan have been trying to spread fake news and videos to instigate miscreants to disturb situations.

Even a few local media persons and channels have been found spreading fake news. We are observing it, maintaining evidence and appropriate actions shall be taken against them,” the IGP said, adding that “Such elements are advised not to spread fake news without consulting law enforcement agencies.”—(KNO)


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