Jammu & Kashmir

Fahad Shah ‘wanted’ in 3 cases for ‘glorying militancy, spreading fake news’: Police

Fahad Shah

Srinagar: A day after a Kashmiri journalist Fahad Shah was arrested, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday said that the editor-in-chief of online news magazine Kashmir Walla was “wanted” in three cases for “glorifying” militancy and spreading “fake” news.

“Fahad Shah is wanted in 3 cases for glorifying (militancy), spreading fake news & inciting general public for creating L&O (law and order) situations: FIR No. 70/2020 of PS Safakadal Srinagar, FIR No. 06/2021 of PS Imamsahib, Shopian & currently has been arrested in FIR No. 19/2022 of PS Pulwama,” police said in a tweet.

The journalist was arrested on Friday as police in a statement had said, “It was reliably learnt by Pulwama Police that some Facebook users and portals have been uploading anti-national content including photographs, videos and posts with criminal intention to create fear among the public and the content so uploaded can provoke the public to disturb law and order”.

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