Jammu: Taking cognizance of the reports of alleged harassment of some youths studying outside Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP), K Rajendra Kumar urged his Rajasthan and West Bengal counterparts to ensure safety of the students in their respective states.
Kumar was assured that the police would take all possible measures to ensure that the students are not subjected to harassment.
"The incidents reported have been properly investigated and the students were found to have no major problem in these institutions," Kumar was told by both the DGPs.
Kumar also appealed the student community not to pay any heed to such rumours on the social media and remain vigilant of rumour mongers who might have some "sinister designs".
He urged the public, especially youth, to desist from posting any mischievous and unverified content on the social media, as the same has the potential of creating unnecessary tension among the parents about the well-being of their children studying outside state.
Kumar said spreading such rumours is highly objectionable and warrants action under law.
People must verify such content with the assistance of police helpline numbers in Srinagar -- 0194-2506504, 0194-2506508, 9858000333 -- and in Jammu -- 0191-2542000, 0191-2542001, 0191-2560401, 9419255283.