Srinagar, Apr 5: Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case against unidentified rumour-mongers in the Handwara area of Kupwara district for spreading fake news about the death of a student during clashes with the security forces, a police spokesperson said.
He said false news was flashed on various social networking sites with an intent to cause fear among people regarding the death of a student in Handwara during law and order situation.
“Police (in Handwara) has registered a case against rumour-mongers under Sections 505 of the Ranbir Penal Code and the 66 IT Act,” the spokesperson said.
Investigations into the matter has been taken up, he said. “Handwara police has clarified that no such incident has happened in the district,” he added. The spokesperson said some incidents of stone-pelting by students were reported in parts of the Valley but police handled it with “due caution and care”.
“Some officers and jawans of security forces were injured in these incidents,” he said.