J&K: Govt employee arrested for ‘anti-national’ social media posts

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A government employee, working in the higher education department was today arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Cyber Cell for running an anti-national campaign on social media.

As per the official release, a person identified as Tahir Nazir Shalla, working in the higher education department was arrested for posting the controversial stuff on social media, which as per the police was in contravention of social media policy for the government.

An official in the Cyber Cell said that the employee was allegedly running an anti-national campaign on social media and tried to create a fake narrative. “The accused was circulating highly seditious and provocative posts through his social media accounts, which were highly prejudicial to maintenance of law and order,” he said.

He said that the accused has been handed over to Police Station Sopore in northern district of Baramulla by Cyber Cell. “The employee has also been booked under relevant sections of law for further course of action,” they said.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Cyber Cell said that it has identified many persons who are misusing social media by spreading false propaganda against the government.

The statement further read that the investigation has been set in motion to identify other persons involved in similar anti-State campaigns on social media and spreading false propaganda.