J&K police registers case against pvt television news channel

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 18:40

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has
registered a case against a private television news channel
for airing a report about alleged desertion in police force in
Pulwama district, a report which was vehemently denied by the
Government.

The case was registered against "Headlines Today" which
had aired a news item about desertion in police force
including senior officials in Pulwama district of South
Kashmir.

The case has been booked under section 500 (defamation),
section 505 (2) (circulating rumour or alarming news aimed at
creating enmity) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian
Penal Code.

When contacted the channels executives in Delhi declined
to comment saying they would await full information on the
issue.

This is the second case registered against a private
television news channel by the Jammu and Kashmir police in
less than a month.

Earlier, a case was registered against NewsX for airing a
wrong news about death of a person in Pulwama district. This
led to a widespread arson in the area leading to injury of a
Deputy Superintendent of Police.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 18:40

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