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Cognisance taken into uploading of sensitive content by NIT student: Police

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Appeals common public to desist from spreading rumours/false information, warns of legal action for proactive act/instigation


Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday made it public to have formally booked an National Institute of Technology (NIT) student for uploading sensitive content against religious sentiments of a particular community.

Taking to microblogging site ‘X’ formerly Twitter, Srinagar Police wrote; “Police has taken cognizance of the incident of uploading of sensitive content against religious sentiments of a particular community by one student of NIT, Hazratbal upon receipt of information from NIT authorities.”

“Case FIR No. 156/23 u/s 295A,153A,153 IPC registered in PS Nigeen on 28.11.2023”, the post reads.

“Common public is appealed to desist from spreading rumours/false information. They shouldn’t fall prey to false propaganda of anti-social elements. Legal action shall be taken against those who are found to be involved in provocative act/instigation”, the thread reads.

Notably, Inspector General of Police VK Birdi following the surfacing of content and subsequent anguish expressed by students, had on Tuesday evening only said that they have initiated a legal action against the student involved in sharing the sensitive content. (GNS)

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