News portal handler booked for spreading fake news: Police

Srinagar, June 23 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir police has booked a news portal in Shopian district for spreading fake news on social media regarding an encounter in Lolab area of Kupwara district. 

According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Shopian police registered FIR No. 43/2022 U/s 153 and 505(1)b against the handler of Facebook news portal “The Real Kashmir News” for spreading fake and baseless news with the intention to mislead the general public about the Chandigam Lolab encounter.

The statement reads that the investigation has been set into motion. 

It reads that general public is once again requested not to pay heed towards these rumours.

It added that legal action will be taken against those spreading fake and baseless information on the social media. (KNS)

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