Sopore resident held for creating fake Facebook page, issuing threats

Police in Jammu and Kashmir have arrested a resident of north Kashmir’s Sopore for creating a fake Facebook page and using it for “anti-national activities”, a spokesman said on Thursday.

He said that Rayees Ahmad Mir @ Danish S/O Feroz Ahmad Mir R/O Brath Kalan was held for “creating fake accounts on social media and using the same accounts for anti – national activities.”

The accused, as per the spokesman, had recently uploaded a video on his Facebook account namely Abu Huzaife, claiming to be from Gujranwala Pakistan. “The person whose photograph is shown in the video is a very reputed businessman from Bemina Srinagar,” he said.

The accused, through the video, had issued a hit warrant against him for his association with a political party. “He (businessman) had approached Sopore police for taking action against the admin/creator of this account,” said the spokesman.

He said the police took cognizance and registered the case. “With the assistance of cyber cell of Jammu and Kashmir Police Srinagar, Sopore Police was able to identify the user/admin of the Facebook account/page from where the threatening video was uploaded,” he added.

The accused has been arrested and is now in police custody. Since past few days, the spokesman said, police has identified many accounts and persons who are misusing social media to create “anti-state atmosphere and demonizing security forces.”

“Sopore police with the help of cyber cell of Jammu and Kashmir Police is in the process of indenting the antecedents of some 200 such accounts who have been sharing anti state content in order to create law and order problem in the area and they are to be summoned shortly. It is for the general public that whosoever misuses the medium will not be spared,” warned the spokesman.