Press Esc to close
Saturday 20 September 2014
News updated at 1:05 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.8°C
Min : 20.1°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Terror attack: TV channel in spot for 'fudging facts'

Srinagar, Mar 18, 2013, DHNS:

The Jammu and Kashmir Police have lodged an FIR against the operators of a national news channel for “criminal intimidation” while reporting the facts about the Fidayeen attack in Bemina area here last week.

The FIR No 52 has been registered in police station Parimpora here under section-505 (criminal intimidation), police said.

“We have lodged an FIR against the channel and investigation is underway,” Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar, Syed Ashiq Bukhari said. “We have started investigations. Irresponsible reporting would not be tolerated during such a tense atmosphere.”


The channel, according to police, had allegedly run a news scroll, immediately after the Bemina fidayeen attack stating that “five school children had got killed” in the shootout.
“Police has taken note of the ticker and registered the case,” the SSP said.

However, a local news agency quoting an official of the channel said that the charges levelled by the police are baseless.

“Some one from Kashmir had edited the ticker of our channel and posted it on facebook. We have identified that youth but he has deactivated his account now,” he said.

“So it is totally absurd to claim that we have acted irresponsibly. That person who is behind all this mischief didn’t realize that it would have serious repercussions,” he added.

In 2010, police had lodged an FIR against the reporter of a New Delhi-based TV channel for alleged false reporting.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar at the launch of Coca Cola Zero in New Delhi ...

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar at the launch of Coca Cola Zero in New Delhi ...

Sadananda Gowda releasing the logo for a special cleanliness campaign of SCR at Rail Nlayam ...

Sadananda Gowda releasing the logo for a special cleanliness campaign of SCR at Rail Nlayam ...

Manmohan Singh greets Chinese President Xi Jinping as Sonia Gandhi looks on ...

Manmohan Singh greets Chinese President Xi Jinping as Sonia Gandhi looks on ...

Indian flagbearer Sardar Singh carries the national flag to lead the contingent into Incheon ...

Indian flagbearer Sardar Singh carries the national flag to lead the contingent into Incheon ...

Asian Games torch arrive at main stadium for opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games ...

Asian Games torch arrive at main stadium for opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games ...

Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea ...

Artists perform during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea ...

Omar Abdullah inaugurates a reconstructed bridge which was washed away by floods at Gundoora ...

Omar Abdullah inaugurates a reconstructed bridge which was washed away by floods at Gundoora ...

Students take part in a rally aganist the alleged molestation of Jadavpur University female ...

Students take part in a rally aganist the alleged molestation of Jadavpur University female ...

Kashmiri Sikh people preparing food for the flood victims at a relief camp ...

Kashmiri Sikh people preparing food for the flood victims at a relief camp ...

A ballot box is emptied as workers prepare to count ballots at a counting centre in Aberdeen...

A ballot box is emptied as workers prepare to count ballots at a counting centre in Aberdeen...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523