Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday filed an FIR against the admins of two Facebook pages for “spreading rumours” of death of a student in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
SSP Handwara Ghulam Jeelani Wani, according to GNS news agency, said that a case under FIR number 18/2018 under section 505 IT Act was filed in connection with the rumors on social media.
The officer said that these pages were found involved in spreading the rumors about the student’s death. He said that the strict action will be taken against those running the pages.
The officer also clarified that no student was injured or killed in Handwara.
Earlier, students of Degree College Handwara and Kupwara staged protests against Shopian killings