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‘We will reach you’: Police arrest Srinagar youth accused of using fake accounts for promoting militancy

A computer science student in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar has been arrested on charges of using fake social media accounts and creating a threat for people through his posts, reports said on Friday.

The police claim that the Bachelors of Commuter Applications graduate, Samiullah, was using anonymous accounts on social media networking sites including Facebook and Twitter through which he was ‘endangering the lives of innocent people’.

Sandeep Chowdary, the Senior Superintendent of Police in Srinagar told reporters after the gunfight in Wagoora-Nowgam earlier this week, a handler running accounts on Facebook and Twitter had held a pharmacist from a minority community responsible for the killing of a militant from Shopian.

“We were sure that the man who was accused of this thing has no role in whatsoever ever militancy-related operations and he and his family were running their business smoothly. We took the matter seriously,” Chowdary said.

“The Superintendent of Police for South Srinagar concluded the investigation within two days and the accused who was putting the lives of innocent people in danger was arrested,” he said.

The youth, a resident of Chatabal, who had been arrested was running a Facebook account by the name of ‘Urwa Andrabi’ and his Twitter handle was ‘Sana Nazki’.

“We have investigative skills. You can’t hide and run anonymous accounts. We will reach you,” Chowdary said.

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