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Kashmir policeman arrested for ‘sarcastic’ post on Facebook

Kashmir Police has arrested one of its personnel for a “sarcastic” post on Facebook, officials said on Wednesday. 

Police said the policeman, identified as Peer Khalid, in Sopore was arrested for his “sarcastic” post about a particular community regarding Tuesday’s earthquake on Facebook. 

“On January 20, police station in Dangiwacha received a written complaint from community members regarding the ‘sarcastic’ post that was uploaded by a policeman,” the police said in a statement.  

The accused policeman was immediately arrested and has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody,” the police said. 

The police further said that an FIR under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.

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