FIR over ‘fake’ posts of youth joining militancy

JAMMU: The State Police Wednesday registered an FIR against unidentified persons over fake social media posts of some youths joining militancy in Doda district.

The police managed to track two of the youths mentioned in the post. Another youth, however, was found to be missing, they said.

According to police, photographs of unsuspecting youths were circulated on WhatsApp with messages claiming that they had joined militancy.

“It came to the notice of Doda police that photographs and messages of some boys of Doda district joining militancy were being circulated on WhatsApp groups,” a police officer said.

Police found that one of the youths from Tehsil Bhagwah, Doda district was working as a pony porter with Machail Yatra at Paddar, Kishtwar along with his father, he said.

Another youth from Kawkilla-Dessa mentioned in the post was also traced. He was found to be working with a private company at Hyderpura area of Srinagar, police said.

Meanwhile, a lookout notice has been issued for the third youth from Manjmi Dessa, they said.

Police added that a non-bailable warrant has also been issued against him.

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