Ahsan Untoo arrested for inciting violence through social media platforms: Police

Srinagar, Jan 14 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday said that it booked and arrested Mohammad Ahsan Untoo for spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaign and hate speech through social media platforms. 

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), police spokesperson said that it was reliably learnt that Mohammad Ahsan Untoo son of Late Ghulam Hassan Untoo of Diver Lolab Kupwara and at present Kursoo Rajbagh is an active participant and speaker at Twitter spaces titled “Radio Resistance Kashmir” led by Muzamil Ayyub Thakur and Dr Asif Dar. 

The statement reads that they are accused in several cases along with Ahsan Untoo and are actively spreading hatred against the Union of India on the social media platform. 

“By spreading false propaganda, disinformation campaign and hate speech through these social media spaces, Ahsan Untoo is not only threatening to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere of UT of J&K but spreads disaffection, ill-will and disharmony against the Union of India,” it reads. 

It also reads that he is also actively spreading the militant agenda and is thus inciting youth to resort to violence and indulge in unlawful activities. 

“As the aforementioned activities by Ahsan Untoo amounts to commission of cognizable offence by him, accordingly Srinagar Police while taking cognisance of the matter a case was registered against him under relevant sections of the law,” it reads.

The statement reads that the investigation into the matter has been initiated and accused has been arrested who is on Police remand. (KNS)

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