Press Esc to close
Saturday 25 October 2014
News updated at 2:01 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 19.2°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

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
College students walk in drizzle in Srinagar…

College students walk in drizzle in Srinagar…

People wait as three wild elephants cross…

People wait as three wild elephants cross…

Army soldiers display arms and ammunition recovered…

Army soldiers display arms and ammunition recovered…

Army Personnel inspecting their damaged vehicle…

Army Personnel inspecting their damaged vehicle…

Army personnel take positions during an encounter…

Army personnel take positions during an encounter…

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inspecting…

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inspecting…

Residents look for their belongings after a fire…

Residents look for their belongings after a fire…

Rush at Moradabad Railway Station on the eve of Bhai Dooj…

Rush at Moradabad Railway Station on the eve of Bhai Dooj…

Devotees collecting Puja Pasadam during Govardhan Puja…

Devotees collecting Puja Pasadam during Govardhan Puja…

Sikh religious warriors display their skills as they ride…

Sikh religious warriors display their skills as they ride…

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