Srinagar:22 May 2018
Police has booked Sushil Pandit for spreading rumours and fake news.
Pandit was booked after he spread a rumour in a tweet stating, “Just heard, 5 CRPF jawans martyred in Pampore. #Ramzan Ceasefire is working. Question is who is it working for!”
The police said it has taken the cognizance of the matter when it observed that tweet amounts to an offence under law.
Police said it has registered a case in this matter at Police Station Pampore under FIR No. 49/2018 under section 505 RPC.
Investigation in the instant matter has been initiated to ascertain the facts pertaining to the case, the police said.
Police has also directed a communication to the authorities in Twitter India requesting them to provide the details of this particular twitter user so that he is made to face the law.
Besides, people are requested not to pay heed to such unverifiable information and to stay away from rumor-mongering.