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Jammu: Man shares sensitive info on WhatsApp, arrested

Jammu: Man shares sensitive info on WhatsApp, arrested


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Jammu, July 10

The Jammu police have arrested a person for sharing sensitive information on a WhatsApp group.

Police station, Channi Himmat, Jammu, received an input that a secret document issued by police headquarters containing details with regard to security is in circulation in WhatsApp group — ’The Sree Times’ and ’Aasman news paper’ — handled by one Tarun Behl with malafide intention to spread misinformation.

An FIR under Sections 3 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act 1923 and Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) sections 49 (punishment of abetment if act abetted is committed in consequence and where no express provision is made for its punishment) and 353 (statements conducing to public mischief) was registered at the police station, Channi Himmat ,and investigation taken up.

“During the investigation Tarun Behl was arrested and taken into police remand for four days,” the statement said, adding that further investigation of the case is going on.

The police have also urged media houses and WhatsApp group admins to not upload and circulate any information and the documents that “jeopardise the security and sovereignty of the nation otherwise strict action will be taken against those who act irresponsibly.”

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