Police register case against Times Now
Srinagar, Mar 17: Police have registered a case against2 Delhi-based news channel Times Now for “criminal intimidation” while reporting the facts about the Fidayeen attack in Bemina area of Srinagar last Wednesday.
The FIR has been registered in police station Parimpora, Srinagar vide no. 52 under section-505 (criminal intimidation), police said. Parimpora Police Station has jurisdiction to investigation the happenings that took place in Bemina.
“We have registered a case of criminal intimidation against Times Now news channel in police station Parimpora,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari said.
“We have started investigations. Irresponsible reporting would not be tolerated that too during such edgy atmosphere,” he added.
The channel, according to police, had allegedly run a news scroll, immediately after the Bemina Fidayeen attack stating that “five school children had got killed” in the shootout.
“Police has taken the note of ticker and registered the case,” SSP said.
“The said news channel resorted to highly irresponsible reporting aimed instigating violence,” a top police officer told local news agency CNS on conditions of anonymity.
Meanwhile, one of the top officials of Times Now on condition of anonymity told CNS that the charges leveled against the channel are baseless. “Some fellow from Kashmir had edited the ticker of the Times Now and posted it on facebook. We have identified that youth but he has deactivated his account now. So it is totally absurd to claim that Times Now has acted irresponsibly. That guy who is behind all this mischief didn’t realize that it would have serious repercussions,” he said. CNS
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