Police on Thursday filed an FIR against two facebook pages for spreading rumours regarding death of student in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
SSP Handwara Ghulam Jeelani Wani told GNS that a case under FIR number 18/2018 u/s 505 IT Act was filed in connection with the rumors on social media.
The officer said that two pages on Facebook were found involved in spreading the rumours 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.
A police spokesman meanwhile said that Handwara police has clarified that no such incident has happened in the district.
It is also clarified that some incidents of stone pelting by students were reported, and police handled it with due caution and care, the spokesman said.
Some officers and jawans of security forces were injured in these incidents, the spokesman claimed.
Earlier, students of Degree College Handwara and Kupwara staged protests against Shopian killing.