Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava has filed a criminal complaint against Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid over her allegations on the situation in Kashmir.
In his complaint, Srivastava is seeking Rashid's arrest for allegedly spreading fake news against the Indian Army and Government of India.
In a series of tweets, Shehla Rashid had on Sunday said, "People are saying that Jammu and Kashmir Police has no authority on law and order situation. They have been rendered powerless. Everything is in the hands of paramilitary forces. One SHO was transferred on complaint of a CRPF man. SHOs carrying batons. Service revolvers can't be seen on them."
According to the complaint filed, Srivastava stated that the allegations made by Rashid were Absolutely false, baseless and concocted.
The complaint also said that the Rashid had intended to excite disaffection towards the Government of Indiam which is prima facie an offence of Sedition under Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Srivastava also called for stringent criminal action against the accused.
The Indian Army also rejected Shehla Rashid's allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them "baseless".
"Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified and fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population," the Army stated.
(Inputs from Sanjay Sharma)