Be vigilant against ‘mischievous’ persons posting photos with DGP, other officers on social media: Police

JAMMU (KIMS) — The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday appealed to the public to be vigilant against ‘mischievous’ persons posting their photos with Director General of Police and other officers on social media platforms without permission.

“It has come to the notice that some persons who have photographs along with DGP, J&K or with other senior officers of police, which many a times come to be allowed because of participation in social and cultural events and occasions in which such persons are incidentally present, are posting such photos on their social media accounts without DGP’s permission or permission of the senior officers,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said in a statement.

“This is not part of good manners to post a photo in public domain that was taken in a social or cultural event perhaps as a goodwill gesture without the permission of the person,” the statement said.

“It is outright criminal and punishable, if the photo is being used and leveraged to intimidate or influence others to extort or part with money or promise governmental benefits by brandishing the photo as a connection to authority,” the statement added.

“Members of general public, community members, fellow citizens, brothers and sisters, gullible villagers and city dwellers, students and workers who are all dear to DGP and are valuable community members and citizens to the Jammu and Kashmir police may please note that such shenanigans by unscrupulous elements should be exposed and no one should fear of any harm from such elements,” the statement further added. — (KIMS)