Cases against admins of 13 Facebook pages for ‘false information’

Srinagar: Cracking its whip on what it claims to be false and frivolous information related to internal security situation of the state being circulated through social networking site ‘Facebook’, Jammu and Kashmir Police Wednesday registered cases against unnamed people who were running 13 such pages on the web portal.
Ever since Ashok Prasad took over as the Director General of state police, a special focus was on identifying people who had created these pages on the social networking site and those responsible for circulation of rumours.
Both Crime Branch and CID departments were asked to track such people besides taking up the matter with Facebook officials based in India.
Facebook officials assured all help in case a case was registered.
A statement issued by the state police today said some mischievous elements have been posting incorrect, frivolous and fake information on social networking sites particularly Facebook.
Police have found the following Facebook pages indulging in posting such baseless information which included Kashmir News Agency, Loving Kashmir, Youths of Downtown-Kashmir, 24X7 Breaking News, All (J&K) Breaking News Alert, True Muhajid Voice of Kashmir Youth, Youths of Down Town and Voice of Unspoken Kashmir, the statement said.
A case has been registered case against these Facebook pages and the persons running these pages are being identified.
“Action has been initiated against the page Admins who have been found copying and pasting wrong information of the above pages,” it said.