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Court issues arrest warrant against MD of Jammu-based newspaper for carrying ‘fabricated’ news report

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STATE TIMES NEWS

SRINAGAR: A local court in Srinagar has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against managing director of a Jammu-based newspaper for publishing a “false” and “fabricated” news report regarding sale of question papers of Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board.
According to a Srinagar based news agency, the court on Tuesday directed the police to arrest Mohit Mehra, Managing Director, Jammu Jottings and produce him before SHO Sadder Police Station before August 22, 2023 in connection with investigation of the case registered by police on complaint of SSB.
The Court issued the non- bailable warrant after SSB approached it, saying that the MD of the newspaper didn’t appear before police in connection with investigation of the case despite three notices U/S 41 A CrPC were issued to him.
“The news item published is therefore false, fabricated and malicious, and aimed to tarnish the image of the Board. The act on part of the daily newspaper has a sense of conspiracy against the Board which has caused criminal intimidation and criminal defamation,” the SSB said.
It further said the report was without any iota of investigation and research and same has tendency to cause fear or alarm to the public.

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