The police on Saturday urged people to not believe rumours or share unverified information on social media after an offensive comment related to the Pulwama terror attack emerged on social media Saturday in the name of a Jammu and Kashmir student in Greater Noida.
The police later clarified that the comment was made using a fake profile.
“The controversial comment was made in the name of the student pursuing MBA from a private college in Gautam Buddh Nagar. During investigation it was found that the comment was made using a fake profile of the student by some mischievous elements,” a police spokesperson said.
The complaint has been made with police in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on behalf of the student in connection with the matter, sources reported.
A smiliare purported video circulated on WhatsApp claiming that security was put on “high alert” and Section 144 of the CrPC was imposed in the district after a terrorist was “caught fixing an explosive” at a shopping mall.
“The video is baseless and being circulated by some anti-social elements. The general public is requested not to believe such rumours and not forward or share such content on social media without verifying,” the police spokesperson said.