Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said it has arrested a youth from downtown Srinagar for “spreading rumours on Facebook.”
In a handout, a police spokesman said: “After lodging FIR against the admins of some (Facebook) pages spreading rumours to vitiate law and order situation on Facebook, a special team was constituted at cyber cell to identify them. Scores of pages spreading rumours have been identified.”
The spokesman termed the arrested youth, whose identity was not however revealed, as “one of the kingpins running seven pages.”
“The kingpin is hailing from downtown, Srinagar and is working in a private company. A number of other admins have also been identified on his disclosure who will be detained shortly for further investigation,” the spokesman said.