Police arrest Kashmir journalist Fahad Shah

“During the course of investigation, one accused person identified as Fahad Shah was arrested. The accused is on police remand. The investigation into the matter is in progress,” said a police official.
Fahad Shah
Fahad ShahSource: Twitter/pzfahad

Srinagar, Feb 4: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday arrested a journalist for allegedly sharing anti-national content on social media, officials said.

“It was reliably learnt by Pulwama Police that some Facebook users and portals have been uploading anti national content including photographs, videos and posts with criminal intention to create fear among public and the content so uploaded can provoke the public to disturb law & order,” said a police spokesman, in a statement.

“It was also learnt that these Facebook users are uploading such posts which tantamount to glorifying the terrorist activities and causing dent to the image of law enforcing agencies besides causing ill-will & disaffection against the country.”

“As the aforementioned activities by some of the Facebook users amounts to commission of cognizable offences by them, accordingly Pulwama Police while taking cognizance of the matter registered a case vide FIR No. 19/2022 under relevant sections of the law and initiated the investigation,” read the statement further.

“During the course of investigation, one accused person identified as Fahad Shah was arrested. The accused is on police remand. The investigation into the matter is in progress,” it added.

Shah, who is the editor-in-chief of The Kashmir Walla magazine, was summoned by the police on February 1 for alleged incorrect reporting on an encounter that took place in Pulwama district on January 30 in which a top Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant commander was killed along with his associates.

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