Govt employee arrested for uploading ‘hateful’ post on social media

JAMMU — A government employee has been arrested on Thursday for allegedly uploading a ‘hateful’ post on social media in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, PTI reported.

According to the report, Amrik Singh, a resident of Beoli village, a Class IV employee in the office of chief education officer Doda, was booked for uploading ‘hateful’ post on his Facebook account.

Sensing the sensitivity of the matter and to prevent the situation from turning into law and order problem, a police party led by Station House Officer of Doda Police Station Arun Parkash Sharma arrested the accused and produced him before executive magistrate class 1st Doda. The accused was sent to Bhaderwah district jail under preventive detention, PTI quoted Police spokesperson as having said.

He said, the Doda Police is maintaining a close surveillance on suspected social media users and “if anybody is noticed being indulged in spreading hate to hurt the sentiments of any individual or community, stringent action shall be taken against such trouble mongers”.