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DODA: While getting tough with the rumour mongers, Doda Police registered a case against some unidentified persons, who circulated some photographs and messages in social media regarding local youth joining terrorism.
According to reports, it came to the notice of Doda Police that some photograph/messages of some boys of district Doda were circulated in WhatsApp groups regarding joining of terrorism. On getting this information Doda Police swung into action and started ascertaining the identity of these youths.
During verification, it was found that one of these youth identified as Musthaq Ahmed son Abdullah resident of Sasarwar Tehsil Bhagwah district Doda, was working as pony porter with Machail Yatra at Paddar Kishtwar alongwith his father. Doda Police established contact with him and called him back.
“On September 11, 2018, said Mushtaq Rather reported at Police Station Doda alongwith a written complaint that he had gone to Paddar in connection with his work and some miscreants circulated a false message in social media claiming of his joining terrorism thereby endangering his life besides defaming him, ” a police hand-out reads.
In this regard Doda Police registered an FIR No-158/2018 under section 120-B, 121-A, 505 RPC , 66 IT Act against unknown persons who uploaded photographs along with false and malicious message. Police has taken up its investigation.
It is pertinent to mention that one more youth namely Ashiq Hussain resident of Kawkilla Dessa whose photograph was also circulated along with a fake message regarding his joining terrorism has been traced by police. The boy was working with a private company at Hyderpura area of Srinagar namely AMC which deals in laying of electric cables. He has returned to his home safely.
Moreover, a lookout notice has been issued regarding one more missing youth namely Masood Ahmed son of Abdul Gani Butt resident of Manjmi Dessa who was involved in case FIR No. 07/2018 under section 354-A & B RPC 07/08 POCSVO of Women Police Station Doda for whom message was also circulated in social media regarding joining of terrorism at Police Station Doda. He has actually gone underground as non bailable warrants have been issued by Court.
“The case against such rumour mongers has been registered and further investigation is going on to identify and book the culprits at the earliest, These messages are false and are being circulated to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere and instigate the youth. Public is requested to refrain from sharing such type of fake messages in the social media, ” said DySP Hqrs Doda Iftkhar Ahmed.
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