65 detained for spreading rumours via social media

Over 65 persons were detained by the Pulwama Police for allegedly being involved in mongering fake news to disturb peace and law and order across the region. The accused allegedly used WhatsApp for this purpose. "So far, 30 to 35 WhatsApp groups which are spreading fake news to provoke people and making voice notes viral and spreading chaos have been identified," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pulwama, Rayees Mohammad Bhat said. Further investigation is underway in connection to the matter.