Ground Report | New Delhi: Why J&K Police issues; The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday issued a show-cause notice to The Wire, asking the editor-in-chief of the news website to explain why action was not taken against him for misrepresenting facts and circulating fabricated stories. Should be known.
Why J&K Police issues show-cause notice
The notice to Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said, “Such news articles have created fear and anxiety among the people at large and it tarnishes the image and demoralizes the police/security forces working in the area.”
The first article the police was referring to was published on June 28, titled “They Destroyed My Family: J&K Police, Wife and Daughter Killed by Terrorists in Pulwama” Jaish-e On June 27, two terrorists of Mohammad barged into his house and opened fire on Special Police Officer Fayaz Ahmed Bhat, his wife and daughter.
Kumar, however, said it was false and misleading information. “In the circumstances when the security forces in the region are working day [and] night to tackle and eradicate the menace of terrorism in the Valley, such false narratives and statements based on any presumption and assumption are prejudicial to the interests of the security of the nation. , “They said.
“The Executive Magistrate was present at the site and witnessed the efforts made by the police to bring her mother to the site and to persuade the armed accused to surrender. The remand proceedings have been duly followed, after which a detailed report has been submitted to the competent Hon’ble Court,” the show-cause notice said.
Misinterpretation of facts
The Kashmir Police accuses the Left-wing portal of “misinterpretation of facts, sensationalism, a concoction of facts with the opinion of some unknown experts”. The portal was also accused of being involved in a media trial. (Why J&K Police issues)
The notice asked The Wire to explain why action required under the law or a formal complaint should not be filed with the Press Council of India (PCI). This gives the portal a week’s time to respond.
The show-cause notice said, “Relevantly, [the] Executive Magistrate was present at the site and witnessed the efforts by the police to bring his mother to the site and persuade the armed accused to surrender.”
The Wire Story
The Wire article said that Malik’s mother was taken to the Special Operations Group camp in Tral on June 2 to persuade her son to surrender his rifle. But, she could not confirm whether her son was present at the spot or not as he was only made to board a police vehicle. Despite her repeated attempts, she did not get any response from Malik.
The next day, Malik’s brother Zahoor Ahmed said he had received a call from a relative saying that his brother had been murdered in police custody, The Wire reported.
Malik’s family also opposed the police’s claim that he had been arrested. “It is a lie that Malik was arrested,” Ahmed told the news website. “The fact is that we, his family, took him to the police station because they told us that he needed to be interrogated. If Malik had plans to join terrorism, he would not have handed himself over to the police.