Torching of handcarts at Soura: Rumor mongers identified, claims police

During the course of investigation, few Facebook pages, WhatsApp groups and individuals using social media who circulated the rumor, were identified against whom legal action will be initiated.

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Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 16 2018 1:46AM | Updated Date: Jul 16 2018 1:46AM
Torching of handcarts at Soura: Rumor mongers identified, claims policeFile Photo

Police today claimed to have identified accused who allegedly spread rumours regarding government forces setting ablaze handcarts at Soura here. 

“Few days back, a rumor was circulated on social media regarding forces set ablaze hand carts at Soura Anchar area.

A case FIR number 81 at police station Soura was registered and investigation was put into motion to trace the rumor mongers.

During the course of investigation, few Facebook pages, WhatsApp groups and individuals using social media who circulated the rumor, were identified against whom legal action will be initiated.

A detailed statement has already been issued by police regarding the sequence of events where miscreants in order to seek the attention of security  forces and to engage them, set ablaze a few carts which they dragged on roads and also damaged some tree guards and road dividers.

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