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Person Accused of Spreading Rumors with Fake Profile of Pakistan Cricketer Babar Azam Booked in Pulwama

March 27, 2024

SRINAGAR: A man has been booked for spreading rumours by uploading fake posts on social media in the Rajpora area of Pulwama district, police said on Wednesday.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said, “Police have registered an FIR against one rumour monger named Sameer Ahmed Paray of Kabikoot CB Nath as he recently uploaded a post on his Facebook profile ‘Babar Azam’.”

The statement reads that he uploaded a photo depicting arms and ammunition and claimed that a new individual from Pulwama had joined militancy.

“He has been found circulating incriminating content on social media, thereby disrupting public peace and tranquility. A case FIR no 23/2024 u/s 505(b)/IPC has been registered at police station Rajpora, and the investigation set into motion,” it reads.

It added that the general public is requested to abstain from posting any false content on social media. “Strict action will be taken against any person found involved in posting malicious content on the internet.”

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